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Study in South Africa

Cost of life when you study in South Africa - 2022


ZAR150.00 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
ZAR600.00 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
ZAR70.00 McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
ZAR33.06 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
ZAR40.00 Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR15.48 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR11.85 Water (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR30.43 Cappuccino (regular)


ZAR17.05 Milk (regular), (1 liter)
ZAR15.10 Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
ZAR30.67 Eggs (regular) (12)
ZAR115.32 Local Cheese (1kg)
ZAR15.81 Water (1.5 liter bottle)
ZAR80.00 Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
ZAR22.75 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
ZAR30.35 Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
ZAR50.00 Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
ZAR75.16 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
ZAR24.68 Apples (1kg)
ZAR23.35 Oranges (1kg)
ZAR18.69 Potato (1kg)
ZAR16.91 Lettuce (1 head)
ZAR23.52 Rice (white), (1kg)
ZAR23.62 Tomato (1kg)
ZAR22.83 Banana (1kg)
ZAR18.08 Onion (1kg)
ZAR116.54 Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)


ZAR27.00 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
ZAR700.00 Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
ZAR22.29 Gasoline (1 liter)
ZAR344,100.00 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
ZAR371,300.19 Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
ZAR20.00 Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
ZAR12.00 Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
ZAR60.00 Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

Rent Per Month

ZAR7,953.68 Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
ZAR6,482.41 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
ZAR14,573.82 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
ZAR12,886.15 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

Utilities (Monthly)

ZAR1,732.72 Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
ZAR1.83 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
ZAR842.80 Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

Sports and Leisure

ZAR579.67 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
ZAR128.74 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
ZAR100.00 Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

Clothing and Shoes

ZAR788.09 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
ZAR505.50 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
ZAR1,437.62 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
ZAR1,320.25 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes


ZAR3,275.31 Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
ZAR71,794.54 International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

Buy Apartment

ZAR17,327.49 Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
ZAR12,571.04 Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

Salaries and Financing

ZAR22,460.64 Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
ZAR8.58 Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate