Cost of Living in Sandton

Summary about cost of living in Sandton, South Africa:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 140.00 R 60.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 R 600.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 72.50 R 60.00-110.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 34.00 R 25.00-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 R 40.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 29.20 R 16.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.20 R 13.00-36.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 14.83 R 12.00-20.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 65.43 R 53.00-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.97 R 11.79-19.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.74 R 6.80-14.97
Eggs (regular) (12) 32.40 R 19.20-38.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 55.62 R 34.02-71.03
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 36.42 R 24.95-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 51.41 R 44.91-58.97
Apples (1 lb) 11.57 R 6.80-14.51
Banana (1 lb) 11.42 R 8.16-22.68
Oranges (1 lb) 10.89 R 6.58-22.68
Tomato (1 lb) 12.78 R 9.07-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 9.39 R 7.71-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 9.45 R 7.71-12.70
Lettuce (1 head) 17.83 R 15.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.00 R 14.00-19.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 R 60.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 24.04 R 15.15-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.40 R 20.00-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 R 45.00-50.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 R 35.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,145.00 R 1,000.00-1,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 R 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 20.92 R 19.31-22.53
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65.00 R
Gasoline (1 gallon) 82.49 R 75.44-88.58
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 444,600.00 R 344,100.00-450,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 335,850.00 R 312,000.00-400,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,461.62 R 960.00-2,203.70
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.97 R 0.79-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 958.71 R 900.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 712.50 R 478.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 142.00 R 115.00-169.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 98.00 R 85.00-180.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,484.67 R 3,454.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 104,608.00 R 88,224.00-125,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 814.40 R 700.00-999.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 913.75 R 495.00-1,300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,730.50 R 1,239.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,424.83 R 750.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,300.00 R 8,500.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,125.00 R 6,000.00-8,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,324.60 R 12,323.00-34,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,875.00 R 12,500.00-27,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,319.21 R 1,114.83-1,449.28
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,101.31 R 929.02-1,300.63
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 34,543.81 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.62 7.00-14.00

Prices in Sandton

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Last update: March 2023
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1 Comments so far
West African Expat on Apr 01, 2019:
1. Rent in Sandton will cost R15,000 monthly for 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom fully furnished (washing machine,
dish washer, microwave, refridgerator, bedroom and living area furniture). Check private property or
property24 websites for pictures and prices.
2. Prepaid electricity is about R700 monthly max during winter when your heater is on most times.
3. Most complexes/estates have gym facility and swimming pool so you may not need to subscribe separately
4. The most expensive cable tv subscription is R899 monthly (DSTV PREMIUM). IF you don't want cable tv,
stick to Netflix - some apartments are already furnished with Smart TV.
5. Mobile subscription and data is about R700 monthly. As at January 2019, 10Gb on Vodacom is R605, 5Gb is
Your apartment may already supply internet, if not, that's another R1000

1. If you live in Sandton, Athol, Morningside, Bryanston, Woodmead etc, you will need to get a car. You can
get a car through Bank Finance depending on where you work and if your salary is paid to the Bank.
2. Repayment on your car will be about R7,000 monthly for an SUV if you choose to pay back in 3years. The
monthly repayment reduces as the repayment period elongates, hence you will pay less if you choose to
pay back in 5 years.
3. Insurance premium on your car can be as high as R1500 monthly or lower depending on where you live
4. Your car tracker is about R99 - R200 monthly depending on the package you pick. You need the tracker to
insure the car.

1. Gym subscription with Virgin Active gym through discovery is about R300
2. Medical monthly charge varies based on the option you select. you can check the discovery website for
different types of packages and coverage.

1. There are various restaurants - Mc Donalds, Tashas, Krispy Kreme, KFC, Chinese restaurants and take out
places. You can also choose to go into Checkers, Pick n pay, woolworth, Shoprite etc to buy ingredients
to make your own meals.
2. There are various Indian, Chinese, African markets where spices and local delicacies are sold. Most of
them are around Randburg (ask for Carriera Market) or Foodlover's market

There are many malls and shopping centres across the city. You'll find food, clothes, drycleaners, salon, book stores etc in most of them

Clothes/Shoes - Pick n Pay, Woolworth, Aldo, Edgars, Zara, H&M, Nike, Addidas, Trenery, Tory Burch, Gucci, Karen Miller, etc Check Sandton Mall or Mall of Africa