Cost of Living in Port Elizabeth

Summary about cost of living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 117.50 R 100.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 R 450.00-750.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 70.00 R 50.00-75.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 33.00 R 28.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 37.50 R 28.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 30.57 R 20.00-51.31
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 11.40 R 10.00-34.21
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.93 R 8.00-11.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 59.05 R 45.42-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.69 R 7.37-14.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.37 R 4.99-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 30.37 R 15.00-43.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 47.00 R 40.37-61.24
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 35.44 R 20.41-40.37
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 52.69 R 40.82-72.12
Apples (1 lb) 8.54 R 6.80-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 8.16 R 6.35-9.98
Oranges (1 lb) 8.89 R 4.54-15.88
Tomato (1 lb) 10.98 R 8.16-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 6.26 R 3.63-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 6.50 R 5.44-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 14.80 R 10.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.00 R 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 R 35.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21.45 R 15.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 21.75 R 10.00-30.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 46.00 R 42.00-60.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 R 15.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 290.00 R 250.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.50 R 10.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 R 16.09-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 275.00 R 250.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 58.47 R 51.10-64.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 295,000.00 R 230,000.00-360,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 316,850.00 R 260,000.00-331,100.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,051.36 R 708.33-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.08 R 0.50-1.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,164.29 R 600.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 380.00 R 299.00-540.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 42.50 R 35.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 R 75.00-120.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,720.00 R 1,800.00-5,600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 110,000.00 R 24,000.00-250,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 727.78 R 600.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 433.33 R 200.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 965.00 R 600.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 950.00 R 500.00-1,250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,112.50 R 3,400.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,562.50 R 4,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,300.00 R 5,400.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,455.56 R 5,500.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,114.83 R
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 696.77 R 557.41-836.12
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,925.00 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.08 7.00-11.00

Prices in Port Elizabeth

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Last update: April 2021
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2 Comments so far
Arthur Kerr-Sheppard on Jun 04, 2020:
The rent prices in many European countries include furnishings whereas that is not the case in South Africa and many other countries (certainly in Africa), therefore it's not a true comparison chart.
Michelle on Oct 13, 2017:
Port Elizabeth is very high on the list for gang shootings in the Northern Areas, robbery in town. Port Elizabeth is very high on the list for drugs Central is the mega place for drugs illegal immigrants took over in Port Elizabeth