Provisions List & Prices In South Africa

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  • Post last modified:December 8, 2022
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Almost every home in South Africa spends some part of its monthly income on purchasing provisions. Provisions are also known as groceries and they are a major part of our monthly budgets. When you view them as groceries, you will agree that so many items fall under this category.

You should spend some time finding out how much provisions cost on the market currently. Doing this helps you to plan and is a major part of proper financial management. This brings us to the question, “what are the provisions in South Africa and how much do they cost?” We will answer this question and several others in this post.

Provisions List & Prices in South Africa

Provisions List and their Prices in South Africa

Most shoppers in South Africa hardly pay any attention to the cost of the provisions that they purchase. This practice is wrong considering that a major fraction of your monthly income goes to the purchase of these items. The prices of provisions, just like the prices of other items, are very volatile these days. As such, you keep yourself abreast of this information so that you can plan appropriately.

Of course, you can step out of your home and visit every provision store just to find out the prices of their products. We understand this and we have done all the hard work on your behalf. The list below shows some of the most popular provision products on the South African market today and their current prices:

Baby Food

  • Abbott Similac Pro Advance Infant Formula with Iron: R$972 – R$1,080
  • Aptamil Pronutra + First Infant Milk: R$270 – R$324
  • Nestle Nan 1 Infant: R$162 – R$180
  • Peak Infant Formula: R$101 – R$126
  • SMA Wysoy Soy Infant Formula: R$576 – R$648

Bathing soap

  • Asantee Papaya And Honey Herbal Lightening Soap – 6pcs: R$144 – R$162
  • Belo Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid Classic Soap – 65g: R$65 – R$72
  • Dettol Cool Antibacterial Soap – 110g – Pack Of 6: R$54 – R$69
  • Dudu Osun African Black Soap – Pack of 3: R$40 – R$65
  • Johnson’s Vita – Rich Bar Soap – 125g X 6: R$112 – R$144
  • Joy Beauty Bar Soap- Tender & Exfoliating -150g – 4 Bars: N840 – N900
  • LUX Soft Caress – 65g X 6: N600 – N800

Beverages

  • Bournvita 20g x 10 pieces: N800 – R$36
  • Bournvita 500g: R$54 – R$72
  • Nescafe 3-in-1 (32g x 30 pieces): R$159 – R$166
  • Nestle Milo Chocolate Tin (1kg): R$119 – R$134
  • Nestle Milo Hot Chocolate Refill (450g): R$44 – R$54

Body cream

  • Estellas Pride Shea Butter: R$54 – R$67
  • Fair & White So White Lait Skin Perfector – Lotion.Cream & Soap: R$450 – R$494
  • Nivea Extra White Firm & Smooth Lotion -350ml: R$180 – R$216
  • Nivea Nourishing Cocoa Body Lotion – 400ml: R$90 – R$105
  • Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream – 56g: R$71 – R$85
  • Retinol Cream Anti-wrinkle Daily Protection Spf 20 – 50ml: R$256 – R$288
  • Vaseline Harmattan Pack + Free Vaseline Pj 50ml: R$69 – R$80
  • Vaseline Healthy Even Tone Vaseline – 2pcs: R$216 – R$236

Diapers

  • Huggies Dry Comfort diapers (Size 2, 100 pieces): R$155 – R$180
  • Huggies Nappy Pants size 4: R$72 – R$90
  • KissKids baby diaper (Size 2, 100 pieces): R$270 – R$288
  • Molfix 24/7 protection diapers (size 2, 96 pieces): R$234 – R$252
  • Molfix pants maxi 56 x 1 Jumbo: R$126 – R$162

Soft Drinks:

  • 5 Alive 1 Liter Pack(10 bottles inside): R$144 – R$180
  • Amstel Malta Can 1 Pack (24 cans inside): R$126 – R$162
  • Coca-cola Can 1 Pack (12 bottles inside): R$126 – R$144
  • Coca-cola Plastic Bottle 1 Pack (12 bottles inside): R$54 – R$72
  • Fanta Plastic Bottle 1 Pack (12 bottles inside): R$54 – R$72
  • Malta Guinness Can 1 Pack (24 cans inside): R$126 – R$162
  • Maltina Can 1 Pack (24 cans inside): R$126 – R$162
  • Maltina Small Plastic Bottle 1 Pack (12 bottles inside): R$62 – R$90
  • Pepsi Can 1 Pack (24 cans inside): R$126 – R$162
  • Pepsi Plastic Bottle 1 Pack (12 bottles inside): R$54 – R$72
  • Sprite Can 1 Pack (24 cans inside): R$126 – R$162
  • Sprite Plastic Bottle 1 Pack (12 bottles inside): R$54 – R$72 Malt Drinks

Seasoning cubes

  • Knorr Beef Cubes 50 x 8g: N670 – N780
  • Knorr chicken cubes 50 x 8g: N700 – N800
  • Larsor Peppersoup Seasoning (199g x 10): R$80 – R$87
  • Maggi Naija Pot Seasoning (50 cubes): N800 – N900
  • Nestle Maggi Cubes (100 cubes): N560 – R$36
  • Royco Beef Seasoning Cubes 400g: N450 – N550
  • Tasty Cubes Chicken Flavor (108 g, 5 sachets): R$63 – R$69

Note that the prices of these products change very frequently. As a result, we will keep updating this post to ensure that you have access to the most current prices on the market.

Provisions List & Prices In South Africa

Other Items that you will find on a Provisions’ List

Many times, we wonder what exactly makes up the list of provision items. As we mentioned above, “provisions” is the South African term for “grocery items.” When you consider provisions this way, then it will be easy to decipher what should be on a provisions list.

Let’s briefly define what groceries are to get a clear understanding of this area. Grocery items are general supply items. They cover both food and non-food items as well as drinks. There are 10 main categories of grocery or provision items in South Africa. Check the list below to find out what they are:

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Avocado pear
  • Banana
  • Carrots
  • Grapes
  • Mango
  • Oranges
  • Pineapples
  • Tangerine
  • Watermelon

Canned Food

  • Baked beans
  • Canned meat
  • Corned beef
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Hot dogs
  • Sweet corn
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tuna fish

Beverages

  • Carbonated drinks (for example; Coke, Pepsi)
  • Chapman
  • Chocolate drink
  • Coffee
  • Juice
  • Smoothies
  • Tea

Frozen Food

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Gizzard
  • Meat
  • Shrimps
  • Turkey

Dairy Products

  • Cheese
  • Fura
  • Milk
  • Yoghurt

Condiments

  • Curry
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric

Fats and Oil

  • Cooking oil
  • Butter

Grains and Cereals

  • Barley
  • Bread
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Couscous
  • Crisp Bread
  • Crumpet
  • English Muffin
  • Flour
  • Millet
  • Noodles
  • Oats
  • Pasta
  • Popcorn
  • Rice
  • Rice Cakes
  • Semolina
  • Whole Wheat Biscuits

Vegetables

  • Bitter leaves
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant leaves
  • Fluted pumpkin leaves
  • Scent leaves
  • Spinach
  • Water leaves

Snacks and Candy

  • Burger
  • Chips
  • Ice Cream Toppings
  • Lollipop
  • Sausages

Other items that you may find on a provisions list include:

  • Bleach
  • Bulb
  • Candle
  • Chin-chin
  • Cornflakes
  • Custard
  • Detergent
  • Dettol
  • Insecticides Macaroni
  • Matches
  • Noodles
  • Spaghetti
  • Sugar
  • Superglue
  • Sweets and candy
  • Tissue papers
  • Toilet disinfectant
  • Toiletries
  • Toothpaste

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