Cost of Living in Durban

Summary of cost of living in Durban, South Africa:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R 60.00-276.29
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 R 450.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 R 70.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 32.50 R 20.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 28.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 31.69 R 20.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.76 R 11.00-20.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.52 R 8.80-18.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 75.51 R 56.78-109.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.25 R 10.77-19.05
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.65 R 8.16-15.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 34.27 R 22.99-50.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 54.80 R 36.29-74.84
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.14 R 25.40-44.91
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.79 R 31.75-65.77
Apples (1 lb) 10.97 R 6.80-16.33
Banana (1 lb) 9.86 R 6.80-22.68
Oranges (1 lb) 9.54 R 4.54-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 9.96 R 4.54-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 8.86 R 4.08-20.41
Onion (1 lb) 9.24 R 4.08-14.97
Lettuce (1 head) 17.19 R 10.00-22.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.70 R 12.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R 50.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 26.11 R 12.99-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 33.39 R 20.00-55.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R 45.00-60.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 R 15.00-80.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 687.93 R 500.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 R 20.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 R 16.09-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 R 120.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 90.18 R 83.28-100.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 381,800.00 R 300,000.00-500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 415,253.85 R 350,000.00-500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,666.55 R 1,300.00-4,600.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 512.65 R 299.00-820.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 701.36 R 560.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 550.00 R 300.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 160.00 R 100.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 R 90.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,297.06 R 2,500.00-6,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 64,488.89 R 30,000.00-154,960.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 718.85 R 300.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 449.94 R 200.00-800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,386.36 R 900.00-2,300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,176.47 R 750.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,230.00 R 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,790.48 R 3,500.00-9,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,166.67 R 9,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,131.58 R 7,500.00-17,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,181.76 R 743.22-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,759.52 R 929.02-2,787.07
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,702.36 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.42 9.00-15.00

Prices in Durban

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Last update: May 2024
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2 Comments so far
MARIETJIE HILDEBRANDT on Mar 08, 2023:
Definetely need to add medical aid. Mine is R2200 with Discovery Key Care which pricing is calculated according to your income. Your estimations are very helpfull. I am surprised to note how much % is spent in restaurants.

Please continue to update. Vital to plan one's finances on an ongoing continual basis.
Padmanathan Reddy on Jan 04, 2022:
Thank you very much for the cost of living costs,it's a fair assesessment of the prices in Durban,the fuel prices will drop by a out 70c