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 prices, Restaurant prices, cost of living, and entertainment costs (The last update: today 9 hours ago)

Currency in South Africa to South African rand (ZAR). For 10 US dollars you can get 191 South African rand. For 100 US dollars you can get 1.91 thousand South African rand. And the other way: For 100 South African rand you can get 5.23 US dollars.



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

Prices: Cape Town   Durban   Johannesburg   Pietermaritzburg   Port Elizabeth   Pretoria   Roodepoort   Richards Bay   Boksburg   East London  

Generally, it is much cheaper in South Africa than in United States. Food is 63% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 56%. And the cost of living in South Africa is less than in United States about 52%. If we want to spend time actively or to have fun, we will pay less than in United States about 47%.

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 $108 (ZAR 2.06K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $40 (ZAR 761) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $26 (ZAR 504). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is South Africa in $71 (ZAR 1.36K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $99 (ZAR 1.89K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $347 (ZAR 6.63K) 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 136K)


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 ($52 - $183)
by half less than in United States

internet

$40 ($29 - $52)
by half less than in United States

jeans pants

$43 ($24 - $63)
18% less than in United States

average earnings

$1.28K
72% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$431 ($262 - $785)
76% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$635 ($419 - $942)
74% less than in United States

bread

$0.9 ($0.59 - $1.2)
75% less than in United States

cheese

$6.7 ($4.2 - $9.9)
by half less than in United States

rice

$1.4 ($0.89 - $2.3)
69% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.4 ($0.78 - $2)
72% less than in United States

bananas

$1.3 ($0.78 - $2.1)
22% less than in United States

wine

$4.2 ($2.6 - $7.8)
72% less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$7.8 ($4.4 - $15.7)
61% less than in United States

local beer

$2.1 ($1.3 - $3.1)
65% less than in United States

coffee

$1.8 ($1 - $2.6)
65% less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.69 ($0.52 - $1)
67% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$4.2 ($3.7 - $5.2)
61% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.89 ($0.63 - $1.5)
64% 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: $0.46(ZAR 8.7), 2011: $0.47(ZAR 8.9), 2012: $0.5(ZAR 9.6), 2013: $0.49(ZAR 9.4), 2014: $0.58(ZAR 11), 2015: $0.61(ZAR 11.6), 2016: $0.65(ZAR 12.4), 2017: $0.66(ZAR 12.6), and 2018: $0.65(ZAR 12.5).

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: $0.71(ZAR 13.6), 2016: $0.9(ZAR 17.1), 2017: $0.9(ZAR 17.2), and 2018: $0.9(ZAR 17.2)

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: $2.6(ZAR 50), 2011: $3.9(ZAR 75), 2012: $3.9(ZAR 75), 2013: $4.2(ZAR 80), 2014: $4.2(ZAR 80), 2015: $5.2(ZAR 100), 2016: $5.2(ZAR 100), 2017: $5.8(ZAR 110), and 2018: $6.3(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: $189(ZAR 3.6K), 2011: $221(ZAR 4.23K), 2012: $218(ZAR 4.17K), 2013: $253(ZAR 4.83K), 2014: $236(ZAR 4.51K), 2015: $291(ZAR 5.56K), 2016: $310(ZAR 5.93K), 2017: $351(ZAR 6.71K), and 2018: $361(ZAR 6.89K)

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