Basic Food Prices In South Africa

What is Basic Food?


Staple foods are derived either from vegetables or animal products, and common staples include cereals (such as rice, wheat, maize, millet, and sorghum), starchy tubers or root vegetables (such as potatoes, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, or taro), meat, fish, eggs, milk, and cheese, and dried legumes such as lentils.

Basic Food Prices In South Africa

How much does a meal cost in South Africa?

Cost of Living in South Africa

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant150.00R
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course600.00R
McMeal at Mcdonald’s (or Equivalent Combo Meal)70.00R
Domestic Beer (1-pint draught)30.00R

How much does the average South African spend on food?

Groceries in South Africa

BFAP suggests that a ‘moderate-cost healthy food basket’ including staple foods, proteins, fruit, and veg, costs about R3,618 per month. Here are some average prices of typical items from Numbeo: One liter of milk – R16. Loaf of fresh white bread – R14.

Is the food in South Africa cheap?

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.

How much does a burger cost in South Africa?

How Much Do Hamburgers Cost In South Africa

Big Tasty (burger only)59.50
Big Tasty Meal (medium)74.50
Big Tasty Meal (large)84.50