Prices in South Africa

What are the supermarket prices in South Africa? Is the cost of living in South Africa are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in South Africa and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in South Africa: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 23 hours ago)

Currency in South Africa to South African rand (ZAR). For 10 US dollars you can get 150 South African rand. For 100 US dollars you can get 1.5 thousand South African rand. And the other way: For 100 South African rand you can get 6.68 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in South Africa? Look here: Prices in cities in South Africa

Prices: Bloemfontein   Cape Town   Durban   Johannesburg   Port Elizabeth   Pretoria   Richards Bay   East London   Newcastle upon Tyne   Pietermaritzburg  

Collectively, it can be said that in South Africa it is cheaper than in United States. Food is 49% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 44%. And the cost of living in South Africa is less than in United States about 33%. If we want to spend time actively or to have fun, we will pay less than in United States about 29%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in South Africa


Are hotels expensive in South Africa? How much will we pay for a room in South Africa?

The average price of accommodation in South Africa is $110 (ZAR 1.6K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $40 (ZAR 600) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $26 (ZAR 390). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is South Africa in $71 (ZAR 1.1K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $99 (ZAR 1.5K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $350 (ZAR 5.2K) in South Africa If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $7.1K (ZAR 110K)


And if you plan a trip to a given region of the world, maybe cheaper than in South Africa will be in nearby countries? See prices in: Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.

Comparison of selected prices in South Africa with prices in United States:

fees

$99 ($57 - $170)
40% less than in United States

internet

$60 ($40 - $94)
8.4% less than in United States

jeans pants

$50 ($27 - $67)
13% more than in United States

average earnings

$1.3K
63% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$440 ($270 - $740)
67% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$730 ($500 - $1.1K)
by half less than in United States

bread

$0.94 ($0.6 - $1.2)
66% less than in United States

cheese

$7.2 ($5.3 - $11)
34% less than in United States

rice

$1.5 ($0.87 - $2.3)
63% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.4 ($0.67 - $2)
67% less than in United States

bananas

$1.4 ($0.94 - $2.3)
9.7% less than in United States

wine

$5 ($3 - $8)
by half less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$8 ($5 - $17)
by half less than in United States

local beer

$2 ($1.3 - $3)
by half less than in United States

coffee

$1.9 ($1.3 - $2.5)
by half less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.72 ($0.53 - $1.2)
by half less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$4 ($3.3 - $5)
by half less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.94 ($0.67 - $1.5)
by half less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in South Africa

Has the price of bread increased in South Africa?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $0.58(ZAR 8.7), 2011: $0.59(ZAR 8.9), 2012: $0.64(ZAR 9.6), 2013: $0.63(ZAR 9.4), 2014: $0.74(ZAR 11), 2015: $0.78(ZAR 12), 2016: $0.83(ZAR 12), 2017: $0.84(ZAR 13), and 2018: $0.84(ZAR 13).

South Africa price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
South Africa price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $0.91(ZAR 14), 2016: $1.1(ZAR 17), 2017: $1.1(ZAR 17), and 2018: $1.1(ZAR 17)

South Africa price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
South Africa price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in South Africa?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $3.3(ZAR 50), 2011: $5(ZAR 75), 2012: $5(ZAR 75), 2013: $5.3(ZAR 80), 2014: $5.3(ZAR 80), 2015: $6.7(ZAR 100), 2016: $6.7(ZAR 100), 2017: $7.4(ZAR 110), and 2018: $8(ZAR 120)

South Africa price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
South Africa price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $240(ZAR 3.6K), 2011: $280(ZAR 4.2K), 2012: $280(ZAR 4.2K), 2013: $320(ZAR 4.8K), 2014: $300(ZAR 4.5K), 2015: $370(ZAR 5.6K), 2016: $400(ZAR 5.9K), 2017: $450(ZAR 6.7K), and 2018: $460(ZAR 6.9K)

South Africa price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
South Africa price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
South Africa price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
South Africa price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com