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Food Prices in East London, South Africa

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Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Western food types)

Milk (regular), (0.25 liter) 3.46 R
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (125.00 g) 3.34 R
Rice (white), (0.10 kg) 2.45 R
Eggs (regular) (2.40) 3.95 R
Local Cheese (0.10 kg) 8.95 R
Chicken Fillets (0.15 kg) 13.15 R
Beef Round (0.15 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.65 R
Apples (0.30 kg) 7.30 R
Banana (0.25 kg) 5.00 R
Oranges (0.30 kg) 9.00 R
Tomato (0.20 kg) 5.60 R
Potato (0.20 kg) 2.75 R
Onion (0.10 kg) 1.40 R
Lettuce (0.20 head) 3.75 R
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person84.75 R
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
2,627.18 R

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Asian food types)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (50.00 g) 1.34 R
Rice (white), (0.25 kg) 6.12 R
Eggs (regular) (2.40) 3.95 R
Chicken Fillets (0.20 kg) 17.53 R
Beef Round (0.10 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.77 R
Apples (0.25 kg) 6.08 R
Banana (0.25 kg) 5.00 R
Oranges (0.15 kg) 4.50 R
Tomato (0.20 kg) 5.60 R
Potato (0.20 kg) 2.75 R
Onion (0.10 kg) 1.40 R
Lettuce (0.10 head) 1.87 R
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person65.92 R
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
2,043.50 R

Food prices

[ Edit ] Range
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 52.33 R 47.32-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.13 R 5.44-18.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.11 R 6.12-15.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 19.75 R 14.40-27.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.60 R 29.48-49.90
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 39.76 R 31.75-44.45
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 44.30 R 38.56-54.43
Apples (1 lb) 11.04 R 8.16-13.61
Banana (1 lb) 9.07 R 9.07-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 13.61 R
Tomato (1 lb) 12.70 R 5.44-21.77
Potato (1 lb) 6.24 R 3.40-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 6.35 R 3.40-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 18.75 R 11.00-23.00

Last update: April 2020
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2 Comments so far

#Tony on Jun 21, 2016 :
What are the main causes of high prices in South Africa for the last five years?

Thank you
#Tony on Jun 21, 2016 :
I want to compare the price of lamb (kg); whole frozen chicken (kg); tin fish in tomato (425g); baked beans (425g), tomato sauce (700ml); long life milk (1 litre); fresh milk (2 litre; milo (500g) in Umtata, Durban, Port Shepstone, East London, Queenstown and Butterworth for 2015 and 2016.

Thank you