Port Elizabeth (South Africa) travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 799* (13230 ZAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1672* (27706 ZAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2660* (44058 ZAR)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) compared to South Africa in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) in 2020 is 42% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.1/person
($ 6.1 to $ 13)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 10.2 to $ 21)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.3/person
($ 2.9 to $ 5.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 0.7 to $ 4.1)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 54/night
($ 53 to $ 55)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 33 to $ 78)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 42 to $ 82)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 58 to $ 115)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 199/night
($ 157 to $ 238)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 36/month
($ 36 to $ 36)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 83/month
($ 46 to $ 132)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 82/month
($ 51 to $ 124)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 64/month
($ 46 to $ 87)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 143/month
($ 79 to $ 241)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 45% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.3/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 8.8)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 6.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 13)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, the price of transport in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 23/month
($ 20 to $ 28)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2
($ 0.7 to $ 3.3)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 75/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 120)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, the cost of housing in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 76/month
($ 35 to $ 137)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 67/month
($ 41 to $ 102)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 257/month
($ 204 to $ 339)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 286/month
($ 237 to $ 474)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 469/month
($ 339 to $ 609)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 464/month
($ 372 to $ 677)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 35/month
($ 21 to $ 55)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 151/month
($ 102 to $ 272)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2384/yr
($ 1379 to $ 16888)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Leisure activity budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 57% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 8.1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5.6/hr
($ 3.3 to $ 3.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

On average, shopping budget in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 35 to $ 69)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 17 to $ 61)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 72
($ 41 to $ 116)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 69
($ 35 to $ 137)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Cape Town
London → Cape Town
London → Cape Town
$ 1015
(fair price: $ 716)
Manchester → Cape Town
Manchester → Cape Town
Manchester → Cape Town
$ 872
(fair price: $ 752)
Dublin → Cape Town
Dublin → Cape Town
Dublin → Cape Town
$ 792
(fair price: $ 661)
New York City → Cape Town
New York City → Cape Town
New York City → Cape Town
$ 1169
(fair price: $ 999)
Edinburgh → Cape Town
Edinburgh → Cape Town
Edinburgh → Cape Town
$ 958
(fair price: $ 827)
Los Angeles → Cape Town
Los Angeles  → Cape Town
Los Angeles  → Cape Town
$ 1213
(fair price: $ 1002)
Sydney → Cape Town
Sydney → Cape Town
Sydney → Cape Town
$ 1333
(fair price: $ 1150)
Toronto (Ontario) → Cape Town
Toronto (Ontario) → Cape Town
Toronto (Ontario) → Cape Town
$ 1198
(fair price: $ 1015)
Melbourne → Cape Town
Melbourne → Cape Town
Melbourne → Cape Town
$ 1344
(fair price: $ 1170)
Perth → Cape Town
Perth → Cape Town
Perth → Cape Town
$ 1302
(fair price: $ 1121)
Montreal → Cape Town
Montreal → Cape Town
Montreal → Cape Town
$ 1203
(fair price: $ 1009)
Auckland → Cape Town
Auckland → Cape Town
Auckland → Cape Town
$ 1406
(fair price: $ 1188)

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About this information on the cost of living in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

The information about the cost of living in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) was updated on 20-09-2020.

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