Average Grocery Bill In South Africa

What is Grocery ?

A grocery store, grocery shop or simply grocery is a store that primarily retails a general range of food products, which may be fresh or packaged. In everyday U.S. usage, however, “grocery store” is a synonym for supermarket, and is not used to refer to other types of stores that sell groceries.


Average Grocery Bill In South Africa

Month-on-month: The average cost of the Household Food Basket increased by R92,84 (2,1%), from R4 450,09 in March 2022 to R4 542,93 in April 2022.

Year-on-year: The average cost of the Household Food Basket increased by R344,00 (8,2%), from R4 198,93 in April 2021 to R4 542,93 in April 2022.

How much does groceries cost per month in South Africa?

Grocery is an item of food sold in a grocery or supermarket. The general cost of groceries in South Africa varies dramatically across different income groups.

BFAP suggests that a ‘moderate-cost healthy food basket’ including staple foods, proteins, fruit, and veg, costs about R3,618 per month.

How much does a family of 4 spend on groceries in South Africa?

A basket of basic but nutritious food, for a family of 4 persons, will cost a worker R3 139,37. Together these three core expenses come to R5 022,28.

The study goes on to add that the majority of South African workers do not earn enough money to cover their basic expenses each month.

Is food expensive in South Africa?

While meal prices in South Africa can vary, the average cost of food in South Africa is R305 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in South Africa should cost around R122 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

Is living in South Africa cheap?

While the South African rand does fluctuate, it tends to have strengthened over the past 25 years. That said, the cost of living for expats in South Africa is generally affordable than that of many countries in Europe.