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Here are 10 things cheaper than a litre of petrol in SA - including a bag of avocados

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1kg bag of Tatsic rice (Pick n Pay)
1kg bag of Tatsic rice (Pick n Pay)
  • The price of petrol has officially surpassed the R27 per litre mark in South Africa, putting motorists in a tight spot.
  • A litre of petrol now costs more than a bag or avocados, 1kg bag of rice, and a litre of milk each.
  • We put together a list of 10 things that cost less than a litre of petrol in South African right now, and they include a bag of potatoes, purity baby food, washing powder, and more.
  • For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. 

With the recent fuel price hike on Wednesday, motorists in South Africa now have to fork out R27.74 per litre for petrol, but at least there are some daily items consumers can buy for less than that amount, but you won't be able to put them in your tank.

The unwelcome fuel hike – which moved from R24.17 last month – puts consumers in a tight spot given the recent electricity price hike, interest rate increase, and a rising inflation rate.

As if that is not enough, food prices continue to sky rocket, taking the household food basket up to over R4,600, according to the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity group's June 2022 Household Affordability index.

On the bright side, retailers still have a few staples for your basket that each cost less than a litre of petrol in South Africa right now.

Here's a list of 10 items under R27. 

1kg bag of rice at Pick n Pay – R19.99

1kg bag of tatsic rice (Pick n Pay)
1kg bag of Tatsic rice (Pick n Pay)

One bag of avocados from Checkers – R24.99

Avos from Checkers (Checkers)
Avos from Checkers (Checkers)

1kg bag of potatoes at Shoprite – R12.99

1kg bag of potatoes from Shoprite (Shoprite)
1kg bag of potatoes from Shoprite (Shoprite)

1litre Clover Fresh Full Cream Milk Carton at Shoprite – R19.99

1L Clover full cream fresh milk (Shoprite)
1L Clover full cream fresh milk (Shoprite)

Lucky Star Pilchards in Tomato sauce in 400g tin – R24.99

Lucky star pilchards (Shoprite)
Lucky Star pilchards (Shoprite)

1kg Ace Super Maize Meal at Shoprite - R9.99

maize meal
Ace Super Maize meal (Shoprite)

250ml purity baby food at Checkers – R19.99

Purity baby food (Checkers)
Purity baby food (Checkers)

Nivea 50ml roll on at Pick n Pay – R19.00, originally R25.99

Nivea roll on (Pick n Pay)
Nivea roll on (Pick n Pay)

600g Sunlight washing powder at Checkers – R23.99

600g sunlight washing powder (Pick n Pay)
600g sunlight washing powder (Pick n Pay)

Twinsaver 2 Ply White Tissue 90s at Pick n Pay - R17.99

Twinsaver 2 ply tissue (Pick n Pay)
Twinsaver 2 ply tissue (Pick n Pay)


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