Cost of Living in Durban

Summary about cost of living in Durban, South Africa:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 R 80.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 R 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 70.00 R 51.90-80.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 32.00 R 23.00-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 30.00-65.00
Cappuccino (regular) 30.86 R 20.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.38 R 12.00-25.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 12.75 R 10.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 71.14 R 49.21-105.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.93 R 9.07-18.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.36 R 6.80-15.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 28.38 R 20.00-40.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.21 R 40.82-72.57
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 33.44 R 18.14-54.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 52.50 R 31.75-72.57
Apples (1 lb) 10.73 R 5.44-13.61
Banana (1 lb) 8.85 R 6.80-15.88
Oranges (1 lb) 8.92 R 4.54-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 9.22 R 4.08-15.88
Potato (1 lb) 7.61 R 2.72-14.97
Onion (1 lb) 6.33 R 3.63-11.34
Lettuce (1 head) 16.26 R 10.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.66 R 12.50-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 R 50.00-105.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.94 R 13.00-37.88
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 29.28 R 15.00-55.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R 45.00-70.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 R 20.00-38.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 780.00 R 500.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 R 12.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 R 16.09-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 R 50.00-1,040.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 85.49 R 77.03-94.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 350,000.00 R 299,000.00-500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 397,062.50 R 341,000.00-460,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,417.10 R 1,500.00-4,200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.53 R 1.00-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 786.00 R 600.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 521.81 R 280.00-900.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 98.33 R 40.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 95.00 R 75.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,044.79 R 2,200.00-4,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 48,555.56 R 30,000.00-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 762.58 R 500.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 496.15 R 300.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,342.50 R 800.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,241.18 R 600.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,312.50 R 4,500.00-9,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,335.71 R 3,300.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,382.35 R 8,500.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,133.33 R 7,500.00-17,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,083.86 R 929.02-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,386.33 R 836.12-2,322.56
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 19,377.62 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.52 7.00-12.00

Prices in Durban

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Last update: February 2023
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2 Comments so far
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
Chad Fitzpatrick on Apr 23, 2020:
I am so impressed with this, thanks for the effort.
Any chance you can add pet insurance as one of the things? I am thinking about moving back and think it would be a good idea to include. Do they even insure pets in SA??? haha