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a VirtualTourist member from Edinburgh asked on Nov 9, 2009



can anyone help?im thinking about coming to pretoria
for a holiday after the world cup.
i will be meeting up with my new girlfriend there
so will not be using hotels.
i will be there for around 3 weeks so any suggestions
on how much i will need for spending?
im not looking to go mad but will be visiting new frends
and the odd night out.

stu the scotsman.

4 Answers

answered on 11/9/09 by
a VT member from Cape Town

You ask a very specific question, but I have no idea to give you a specific answer. For one I have no idea what you want to spend your money on, are you into buying diamonds perhaps?

After WorldCup2010 prices may be very different than they are now, but maybe this will give you an idea. At todays date, in my neighbourhood, you can buy
A 6-pack of beer @ ZAR33.00 = GBP2.60 (liquor store)
A single beer in a bar ZAR15.00 = GBP1.20
McDonalds BigMac burger @ ZAR 26.00 = GBP2.00
Meal in a restaurant about ZAR100 = GBP8.00

Hope this help.

answered on 11/9/09 by
a VT member from Sydney

Faurec is correct. Its difficult to answer the question, because your spending money depends upon what you want to buy!
Cigarettes and alchohol are cheaper in SA than in other places.
The exchange rate for SA is good.

answered on 12/14/09 by
a VT member from Aberdeen

Well, when i go home for a holiday, i also get free accommodation (with my folks), but i do tend to go crazy with the activities - golf, nights out, trips to the coast, etc. I usually find that about 600 - 700 quid gets me by quite easily (for about 3 weeks)...

answered on 4/5/10 by
a VT member from South Africa

You will need R100 per day for lunch at fast food places, the odd colddrink etc. This is assuming you have breakfast and your evening meal with your girlfriend's family. Movies are R45 and a decent meal out for a family of six will set you back about R1500 to R2000 (I assume that is how you will thank your hosts, but you might have something else in mind).

Basically you will need another R200 per day for tourist activities if you have your own transport. Some things will work out a little cheaper and others a little more expensive.


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