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The building cost per square meter in SA in 2024

The average cost of building a property in South Africa varies according to province. Here is the average cost per square meter:

Western Cape — R13 150
Eastern Cape — R10 890
Gauteng — R13 330
KwaZulu Natal — R14 860
Free State — R11 290
Northern Cape — R10 370
Mpumalanga — R9 190
Limpopo — R8 450
North West — R7 980

  • Based on the list, the most expensive province in which to build a home is Kwa-Zulu Natal, with an average cost of R2.17 million for a standard 3-bedroom and R1.34 million for a 2-bedroom house.
  • Gauteng is in second place with an average cost of 1.94 million for a 3-bedroom house.
  • The Western Cape is in third place with an average R1.92 million for a three-bedroom house.
  • North West and Limpopo are the most affordable regions.

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