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Here’s What £500 Rent Gets You In South Africa Vs The UK


While it’s silly to compare the cost of anything in South Africa and the UK because of the vast differences between salaries and cost of living in both places, it sure is interesting to see just how much further £500 stretches in South Africa.

We take a look at places to rent currently advertised on Gumtree to draw comparisons between the cost of renting in South Africa vs the UK.

Gauteng, South Africa

Three bedroom house in Eastern Pretoria – R10,500pm

Pretoria

This house lies within a country estate of 6.6 hectares. It boasts three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, four living areas, and two decks.

London, United Kingdom

One bedroom in shared house in Ealing – £400pm

Ealing

In Ealing, approximately R8,500pm gets you a single bedroom with shared kitchen and bathroom.

Western Cape, South Africa

Fully furnished studio apartment in Sea Point – R10,000pm

sea point

One bedroom apartment within a secure complex with kitchen, bathroom, living area and enclosed balcony.

Buckinghamshire, England

A single bedroom in Milton Keynes – £500pm

Bedroom

In a shared house, with four other bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Gauteng, South Africa

Two bedroom apartment in Bryanston – R10,000pm

Bryanston

This apartment in Jozi has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 24-hour security and a communal pool.

Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Two bedroom apartment in Newcastle – £440pm

Newcastle

The apartment has three beds, a fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom, but no furniture.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Two bedroom apartment in La Mercy, North Coast – R10,000pm

Durban

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, next to the beach.

Manchester, United Kingdom

One bedroom flat in Fallowfield – £495pm

Manchester

This flat has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room and communal garden.

Western Cape, South Africa

Garden cottage in Constantia – R9,800pm

Constantia

Entire cottage available including living area, bathroom and kitchen.

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

One bedroom studio flat in Leeds – £400pm

Leeds

This flat has a bedroom, kitchen, sofa bed and bathroom.

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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Four bedroom house on Cape Road, Cotswold – R10,000pm

PE

This 260 square metre house in Port Elizabeth has three bedrooms and large living areas.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

One bedroom flat in Beeston – £500pm

Notting

This flat features a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and sitting room.

Free State, South Africa

Designer house in Bloemfontein – R10,500

Bloemfontein

This two bedroom house has an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room, a pool and garden.

Surrey, United Kingdom

Double bedroom in Walton-on-Thames – £525pm

Surrey

Each bedroom within the four-bedroom apartment has a flatscreen TV and double bed. The apartment has a communal kitchen, bathrooms and garden.

Gauteng, South Africa

Apartment in Cedar Acres Estate, Fourways – R9,000pm

Fourways

The two-bedroom apartment is on the top floor with two bathrooms and access to a club house, pool, tennis court and 24 hr security system with controlled access.

Bristol, United Kingdom

One bedroom in house in Redfield – £450pm

Bristol

One bedroom with double bed within communal property with three other bedrooms.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cottage in Camps Bay – R9,750pm

camps bay

One bedroom cottage with garden, two patios, and housekeeping three times a week.

East London, United Kingdom

One bedroom in an apartment in Walthamstow – £456pm

East London

The flat features a communal kitchen and dining area, one bathroom, a lounge and a little garden.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Three bedroom cottage, Hillcrest – R9,900pm

Hillcrest

This two acre small holding comes with a swimming pool, three bedrooms and open living area.

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Unfurnished studio flat in Romsey – £495pm

Hampshire

This one bedroom, one bathroom flat comes with a fitted kitchen and bathroom.

Source: The South African

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