You can expect basic utilities and internet services to cost under $60 per month combined. But if you need to set up a nice-looking website, you could invest some of the money in some professional help for design and website management. A 1000 rubles is as per todays exchange = $17.69… I bought groceries for about six meals and that translates into around $3.00 a meal….two people, who will eat good. All you need is 1000 yen, and you’re set. is that still the case. … If you only spend it - i.e. A real good quality Steak meal in a mid range non-chain restaurant would be around R80 (in (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? For ten rand you can just about get a beer in a restaurant or two beers in a supermarket. Cash is a safe but low-return investment, and if you spend the interest, the capital value's purchasing power will erode over time. The lowest denomination in Nigeria is N5 and it's so useless you can't even give a 10 year old and get appreciation. Fair amount of cell phone talk time. Primary selling point: The cheapest phone you can buy that boasts LTE. Obviously if you eat at smart places you pay more but really the quality of most restaurants and take aways is good in SA,so the extar you are paying is for the prime "hot-spots" for tourists.So rather when you arrive,get a local newspaper and look around.Try a "bunny-chow" in durban....its local and great. These offers could be anything: discounts for clothing, healthy food, exercise equipment, or even Amazon credit. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. You simply make a deposit (I recommend starting small: just a few hundred rand) and once the deposit shows on Luno you can convert it to Bitcoin. However, the chances are that’s probably not the best financial move in the long run. In fact, in some parts of the country you can start flipping land with as little as $1,000. So, assuming you have a significant other, that gives you $10K a month each, after tax. You will be a typical middle income person. Luxury Safari Lodge could cost you R10,000 (US$1,000)per night! Climb Lion’s Head. Here in one of the major cities, 1,000 yuan means a month rent for a 100 square feet, poorly decorated room, or 5 meals you and your girlfriend can enjoy in a medium-class restaurant, or 50 Macdonald set meals, or 12.5 full price or 33 discounted film tickets, or 145 litres of gas oil, or 2 visits to a medium-class brothel. Hay, buti pa ang condom may Trust! The South African Rand has the currency symbol R and is abbreviated to ZAR when found on the foreign exchange market or compared to other currencies in a bureau de change. To keep you on the road and enjoying your trip for longer, we’ve found at least one thing you can buy in each country for just one (yes, one!) This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. a. If you’ve got a budget bigger than $1,000 per month, just divide your budget by 1,000 and multiply times the mortgage amount corresponding to the $1,000 payment charted above. Food costs are also low, with fresh produce prices from local markets being far lower than in the U.S. On a holiday in Ballito in December, I forked out R195 for three ‘craft’ beers, nearly forcing me to come back to Joburg early. Maybe a lollipop or an apple. Should we drive to Capetown from Port Elizabeth or Durban. The strategy I’m about to explain is one I’ve used several times over the years. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. At current prices this is what R100 can get you: *Starbucks is expected to launch in SA in “the first half of 2016″ according to Taste Holdings. That said, if you gave me $1000 today, I’d probably buy a pair of yoga pants (because you can never have enough) and toss the rest to Vanguard. With $100,000 to spend you might as well go big or go home. You don’t need to buy the entire bitcoin; you can buy ‘part of a bitcoin’ to the value of what you have available to invest. I'm just back and a 2 course meal with wine in a good restaurant was around 500 - 700R. The question is, "What can you buy in Zimbabwe with a banknote for 50 billion Zimbabwe dollars?" Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. – nobody Aug 16 '09 at 15:40 Although, as you say, the fact that both end up with the expected 1/1000 allieviates that concern. or bottled water? 200 Rand will get you a long way in Cape Town. 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