How much will an electrician cost you?
Below you will find a detailed breakdown of electrician prices, together with descriptions what is included in the price and other necessary information that will help you make the best possible decision.
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|Average cost||R450 / hour|
|Cost range||R300 – R600 / hour|
This is the electrician's average hourly rate for labour. The rate will vary according to day and time (i.e. if work is done out of hours) and does not include price of any electrical supplies or replacement parts. Also an emergency call-out fee may apply. The average cost to hire an electrician's rate per hour is R450 / hour, or typically between R300 / hour and R600 / hour.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R25,000 / complete wiring|
|Cost range||R20,000 – R30,000 / complete wiring|
This is the price for wiring a 3-bedroom house. The total cost will depend on the exact size of the house, the number of light/plug points installed, the fittings, fixtures and accessories used. Wiring a 3-bedroom house costs range between R20,000 / complete wiring and R30,000 / complete wiring with an average of R25,000 / complete wiring.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R700 / per point|
|Cost range||R550 – R850 / per point|
This is the average price per data point. The final cost of data cabling varies depending on the number of data points, scope of work, site (business or residential installation), and location. The average cost of data cabling is R700 / per point, or typically between R550 / per point and R850 / per point.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R600 / call out|
|Cost range||R500 – R700 / call out|
This is the electrician's call out fee and it's separate from any labour charges. The price depends on your issue and the day and time. Sometimes it includes the first hours' worth of labour. On average, expect to be charged between R500 / call out and R700 / call out for an electrician's emergency call out fee.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R500 / plug point|
|Cost range||R400 – R600 / plug point|
This is the price for a double plug point when installing new wiring or rewiring. The final price depends on the number of points/double points installed, materials used, site (business or residential), and location. On average, expect to be charged between R400 / plug point and R600 / plug point for a double plug point.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R400 / per point|
|Cost range||R300 – R500 / per point|
This is the price per light or plug point when installing new wiring or rewiring. The final price depends on the number of points installed, materials used, site (business or residential), and location. For plug or light point, expect to pay between R300 / per point and R500 / per point.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R1100 / certificate|
|Cost range||R700 – R1500 / certificate|
This is the price of an electrical certificate of compliance (Electrical CoC) of an average house. The price varies depending on the location, condition, size of the installation, and type of property.. Electrical CoC costs range between R700 / certificate and R1500 / certificate with an average of R1100 / certificate.Get quotes!