Cost of living
Purchasing power of the Rand - A guide for prospective and new staff members
The following websites can be visited for current rates and prices.
Accommodation - rent or buy
Please refer to the Staff housing web pages for current rates.
- Mercedes Benz
Should you become a member of the University's medical aid, discounts on cinema tickets are available through Discovery Health (Vitality).
Applicances and furniture
Utilities and services
- ESKOM (electricity)
- Rates - varies according to area
A list of schools in the Cape Town area can be found at the following site: Western Cape Education Department - Find a school search facility.
- Sports Science Institute of South Africa (discounted rate for UCT staff members)
- Planet Fitness
- Virgin Active
Membership prices will vary according to the gym. You will be required to pay a joining fee and a monthly membership fee.
Page last updated: 11 April 2018