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Cost of Living in Johannesburg | South Africa

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$864
$2025
🛋️ Without rent
$451
$1326
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$413
$699
🍽️ Food
$226
$594
🚐 Transport
$151
$391
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1181
🏙️ Population
4.43M

The average cost of living in Johannesburg is $864, which is in the top 38% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5746th out of 9294 in our global list and 8th out of 36 in South Africa.

The median after-tax salary is $1181, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months. Ranked 1108th (TOP 12%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in South Africa. With an estimated population of 4.43M, Johannesburg is the 1st largest city in South Africa.

✈️ Closest airport12 kmRand Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate25.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank588University of the Witwatersrand
Cost of living in Johannesburg infographic

Prices in Johannesburg

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.98
☕ Cappuccino
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.94

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.84
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$422
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$296
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$730
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$997
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$666

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$212
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4608

Johannesburg Cost of Living comparison