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Cost of Living Comparison in South Africa 2020

Spending, Expenses and Savings Comparison in South Africa

The average person in South Africa spends around 82% of their income and saves approximatly 18%.
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 28,200 ZAR
Monthly Spending 82%
23,000 ZAR
Monthly Savings 18%
5,210 ZAR
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 18%
4,940 ZAR
Rent 21%
6,030 ZAR
Healthcare 7%
2,030 ZAR
Water / Electricity 5%
1,390 ZAR
Bank Loans 7%
1,870 ZAR
Transport / Vehicle 9%
2,550 ZAR
Schools / Education 6%
1,620 ZAR
Other Expenses 9%
2,530 ZAR

Marital Status: Single


Cost of living comparison for Single people in South Africa. Comparing monthly spending with monthly money saved.
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 18,100 ZAR
Monthly Spending 77%
14,000 ZAR
Monthly Savings 23%
4,100 ZAR
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 11%
2,000 ZAR
Rent 22%
4,030 ZAR
Healthcare 5%
820 ZAR
Water / Electricity 5%
860 ZAR
Bank Loans 6%
1,150 ZAR
Transport / Vehicle 13%
2,410 ZAR
Schools / Education 3%
540 ZAR
Other Expenses 12%
2,230 ZAR


Marital Status: Married


Cost of living comparison for Married people in South Africa. Comparing monthly spending with monthly money saved.
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Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 34,500 ZAR 36,100 ZAR 37,200 ZAR 26,100 ZAR 50,000 ZAR
Monthly Spending 72%
25,000 ZAR
85%
30,700 ZAR
86%
32,200 ZAR
86%
22,600 ZAR
80%
40,000 ZAR
Monthly Savings 28%
9,500 ZAR
15%
5,460 ZAR
14%
5,040 ZAR
14%
3,590 ZAR
20%
10,000 ZAR
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
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Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 17%
5,750 ZAR
14%
5,140 ZAR
25%
9,260 ZAR
16%
4,210 ZAR
8%
4,000 ZAR
Rent 20%
6,840 ZAR
26%
9,320 ZAR
20%
7,450 ZAR
19%
5,000 ZAR
20%
10,000 ZAR
Healthcare 7%
2,460 ZAR
10%
3,650 ZAR
8%
3,100 ZAR
4%
990 ZAR
8%
4,000 ZAR
Water / Electricity 4%
1,360 ZAR
5%
1,690 ZAR
5%
2,030 ZAR
5%
1,310 ZAR
6%
3,000 ZAR
Bank Loans 5%
1,640 ZAR
5%
1,880 ZAR
7%
2,650 ZAR
14%
3,740 ZAR
10%
5,000 ZAR
Transport / Vehicle 7%
2,540 ZAR
8%
3,000 ZAR
7%
2,450 ZAR
9%
2,470 ZAR
16%
8,000 ZAR
Schools / Education 1%
290 ZAR
10%
3,590 ZAR
8%
2,920 ZAR
8%
2,190 ZAR
8%
4,000 ZAR
Other Expenses 12%
4,140 ZAR
7%
2,410 ZAR
6%
2,310 ZAR
10%
2,640 ZAR
4%
2,000 ZAR

Cost of Living Comparison By City


IncomeSpendingSavings
Percentage of income
Average per month
Bloemfontein16,800 ZAR81%
13,600 ZAR
-81%
3,150 ZAR
Cape Town26,800 ZAR74%
19,800 ZAR
-74%
6,980 ZAR
Durban20,900 ZAR83%
17,400 ZAR
-83%
3,480 ZAR
Johannesburg25,400 ZAR84%
21,400 ZAR
-84%
4,000 ZAR
Other32,500 ZAR79%
25,500 ZAR
-79%
6,950 ZAR
Port Elizabeth38,400 ZAR84%
32,400 ZAR
-84%
6,040 ZAR
Pretoria25,300 ZAR82%
20,800 ZAR
-82%
4,520 ZAR
Vereeniging21,000 ZAR95%
20,000 ZAR
-95%
1,000 ZAR

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