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  • After this week's price increase South Africans will be paying almost R16 for a litre of petrol. 
  • These favourite local SA items will cost the same as – or more than –  a litre of petrol will tonight.

After Wednesday's price increase, South Africans will be paying almost R16 per litre for petrol. In Gauteng one can expect to pay R15.79 per litre while coastal cities will pay R15.20 per litre, according to the Central Energy Fund. 

The recent fuel hikes have been taxing on South African motorists who will now be forking out even more following May’s 49c per litre increase.

Business Insider South Africa visited shopping stores to see how this compared to some of South Africa’s daily items on the isles.

These favourite local SA items will cost almost the same as a litre of petrol will tonight:

A litre of Clover Long Life Full Cream Milk - R15.99.

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A 300ml bottle of drinking yogurt (R15.08) or a 500g tub of plain low fat yogurt (R15.99).

Source: Woolworths and Pick n Pay


A 2-litre bottle of Coca-Cola – R15.99.

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A 5-litre bottle of water – R16.99.

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750ml of No Name Cooking Oil - R15.99

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A 250ml can of Red Bull Energy Drink goes for R14.99.

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A 350ml refill of Sunlight dish washing liquid. 

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A six pack of hotdog rolls from Pick n Pay - R14.99.

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A kilogram of rice - R15.99.

Source: Pick n Pay


For the sweet tooth you can get a packet of marshmallows (R15.49), a small packet of Cadbury Tumblers Raisins (R16.13), or a 85g packet of microwave popcorn (R16.49).

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