The average rate is around $1 = R14.00 – R16.00.
The figures are to be used as guidelines only. Please note that prices are correct at the time of going to print.
Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services in South Africa. The current rate is 15% which is usually included in the marked price. Non-South African citizens or residents may claim back VAT on items taken out of the country provided the total value exceeds a specific amount. Documentation as proof will be required at the point of exit.
|Bread||1 Loaf||R12.00 - R15.00|
|Potatoes||1 Kilogram||R15.00 - R25.00|
|Milk||2 Litres||R20.00 - R25.00|
|Eggs||1 Dozen||R23.00 - R30.00|
|Pizzas||R70.00 - R150.00 (depends on the size)|
|Monthly groceries/meals for one person||R2,000 - R4,000|
|Computer Desktop||+/- R10,000|
R1,000 - R2,500 (locally printed)
+/- R2,000 (imported)
|Bus Ticket||R350 - R500 per month|
|Minibus Ticket||R15.00 single trip (depends on the distance|
|Rand (ZAR)||US$||Rand (ZAR)||US$|
*Rental is for one bedroom apartment in the city. The amount quoted excludes electricity and water, which amounts to R400.00 – R800.00 per month depending on usage.
*Transport: this amount is for the Metro Bus Service. The amount will vary depending on the area that you are traveling from.
*Private/Metered Taxi fares are considerably higher than minibus taxis or buses. The fare will also vary depending on the distance.