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Study in South Africa

Cost of life when you study in South Africa - 2019


ZAR120.00 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
ZAR482.50 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
ZAR60.00 McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
ZAR25.50 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
ZAR35.00 Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR12.58 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR9.78 Water (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR25.42 Cappuccino (regular)


ZAR13.84 Milk (regular), (1 liter)
ZAR12.81 Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
ZAR27.09 Eggs (regular) (12)
ZAR97.96 Local Cheese (1kg)
ZAR14.54 Water (1.5 liter bottle)
ZAR60.00 Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
ZAR17.30 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
ZAR25.85 Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR40.00 Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
ZAR68.57 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
ZAR21.48 Apples (1kg)
ZAR20.67 Oranges (1kg)
ZAR15.38 Potato (1kg)
ZAR14.11 Lettuce (1 head)
ZAR20.11 Rice (white), (1kg)
ZAR17.80 Tomato (1kg)
ZAR17.23 Banana (1kg)
ZAR14.79 Onion (1kg)
ZAR93.52 Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)


ZAR16.00 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
ZAR550.00 Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
ZAR15.48 Gasoline (1 liter)
ZAR299,000.00 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
ZAR280,228.37 Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
ZAR20.00 Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
ZAR10.00 Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
ZAR50.00 Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

Rent Per Month

ZAR6,277.33 Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
ZAR5,314.78 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
ZAR12,947.40 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
ZAR11,034.31 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

Utilities (Monthly)

ZAR1,209.26 Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
ZAR1.72 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
ZAR927.38 Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

Sports and Leisure

ZAR491.92 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
ZAR121.98 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
ZAR80.00 Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

Clothing and Shoes

ZAR733.81 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
ZAR468.29 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
ZAR1,194.81 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
ZAR1,147.65 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes


ZAR2,752.80 Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
ZAR53,891.68 International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

Buy Apartment

ZAR14,595.12 Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
ZAR10,825.94 Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

Salaries and Financing

ZAR16,189.20 Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
ZAR10.48 Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate