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How much does an electrician cost?

  • R300R600 / hour
    Electrician — rate per hour
  • R500R700
    Electrician — emergency call out fee
  • R20,000R30,000
    Home wiring — 3-bedroom house
  • R700R1500
    Electrical CoC
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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.

How do we know these prices? Thousands of people ask Procompare for help with their projects every year. We track the quotes they get from our local Pros and share those prices with you.


Electrician — rate per hour

  • R300R600 / 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.

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Home wiring — 3-bedroom house

  • R20,000R30,000

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 and R30,000 with an average of R25,000.

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Data cabling — price per point

  • R550R850

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, or typically between R550 and R850.

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Electrician — emergency call out fee

  • R500R700

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 and R700 for an electrician's emergency call out fee.

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Price per double plug point

  • R400R600

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 and R600 for a double plug point.

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Price per point

  • R300R500

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 and R500.

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Electrical CoC

  • R700R1500

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 and R1500 with an average of R1100.

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Recent jobs for electricians

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: Kibler Park, Johannesburg
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: Electrical wiring, DB box or circuit breaker panel, Socket outlets, Lighting, Prepaid electricity meter, Heating/ventilation/cooling, Door entry/access control, Electrical garage door/gate/fence, Other / I don't know

Looking for a certified electrical contractor for a new construction project. From initial City Power application to final sign off. (Labour only) Project is 18 Units. 9ground floor units and 9 first floor units in one block. 2 bedrooms/Unit. Units about 42 sqm Rough estimate per unit is as follows * 10 plug points * 7 light sockets * 5 light switches * 1 DB board * 1 Stove switch Perimeter lighting points and access gate electrification

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: pretoria
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: Electrical wiring, DB box or circuit breaker panel, Socket outlets, Lighting

want to know how much a new db will cost me with 2 x20amp circuit breaker and 1x10 amp circuit breakers ,40 A man circuitbreaker and one earth leakage ,to new led lights in bathroom amd bedroom . and one lightswitch for bathroom with its extetion box as it is old steel ones ,,how mich will it cost to supply and rewire db again .its only this beacuse its a outside builder at the back of my house

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: East London

Garage installation 1. Small DB(E/L plus two c/b 20A and 10A) 2. 20mm pvc conduit (3) 3. 20mm 90 degree bends (5) 4. 20mm hospital saddles (10) 5. 20mm male adaptors (6) 6. 20mm couplers (3) 7. 20mm 3way junction box (3) 8. 1.5 led double fitting (1) 9. 4X4 surface mount box (2) 10. 4X4 single plug (2) 11. 4X2 surface mount box (2) 12. 4X2 two-way switch (1) 13. 4X2 double switch, one-way and two-way (1) 14. 20watt led flood light (2) Please quote me on the above-mentioned items supply plus installation Please call me for more info.

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: Mount Edgecombe
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: DB box or circuit breaker panel

My geyser switch keeps tripping on the DB board. We live in a complex so I contacted the body corporate that sent an electrician and said the thermostat was faulty. The electrician replaced the thermostat but the problem still persists. Not sure what else the issue could be. Please advise how much it would cost to repair?

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: Sunnyside, Pretoria
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: Electrical wiring, Lighting

Senior Phase LED Lights: 39 maintenance; 8 new installations 6 Bulbs removal and replacement 13 Disco-light bulbs replacement 1 Floodlight installation 2 Garden pole lamps replacement Foundation Phase LED Lights: 13 replacement; 2 new installation 3 Floodlights installation 1 New plug point 2 repositioning of existing lights I also need a COC

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Ingogo, Newcastle

Wiring of a section of a house. The section will have 2 DB's, 2 geysers, a kitchen, 3 bedrooms all with en-suites, 6 other rooms. There rest of the house will be done at a later stage. Please provide material with labor quote and labor only quote. Please include the price for chasing of wall and conduit installation.

Certificate of compliance

  • City or suburb: Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth
  • Type of property to be inspected: House/apartment

Good day, We had the house inspected for the purpose of obtaining the compliance certificate and the following defects were noted. Kindly a quote for the following repairs: • Main DB: all C/B not legible to be replaced • Stove: isolator to be replaced • Cooker plug to be rectified • Kitchen: plug to be rectified • Kitchen: 2nd plug to be replaced • Kitchen: open wires to be rectified • Kitchen: light to be replaced • Kitchen: switch to be replaced • Bedroom 1: plug to be replaced • Bedroom 1: to remove cable ties from plug • Bedroom 1: light to be replaced • Flat: 2x light to be replaced • Flat: switch to be replaced • Lounge: plug to be replaced • Lounge: plug no power to be rectified • Only Wiring to light to fit light fitting • Lounge: switch to be down graded to code • Back of house: light to be replaced • Bedroom 2: light to be replaced • Bedroom 2: switch to be rectified & to fit missing gland • Bedroom 2: plug to be replaced • PLEASE NOTE: ROOF SPACE HAS NO TRAP DOOR • ALL EARTHING TO BE RECTIFIED AS PER CODE. Regards,

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: Socket outlets, Lighting

Good day, We had the house inspected for the purpose of obtaining the compliance certificate. The following defects were noted. Kindly provide us with a quote for the below repairs: • Main DB: all C/B not legible to be replaced • Stove: isolator to be replaced • Cooker plug to be rectified • Kitchen: plug to be rectified • Kitchen: 2nd plug to be replaced • Kitchen: open wires to be rectified • Kitchen: light to be replaced • Kitchen: switch to be replaced • Bedroom 1: plug to be replaced • Bedroom 1: to remove cable ties from plug • Bedroom 1: light to be replaced • Flat: 2x light to be replaced • Flat: switch to be replaced • Lounge: plug to be replaced • Lounge: plug no power to be rectified • Only Wiring to light to fit light fitting • Lounge: switch to be down graded to code • Back of house: light to be replaced • Bedroom 2: light to be replaced • Bedroom 2: switch to be rectified & to fit missing gland • Bedroom 2: plug to be replaced • PLEASE NOTE: ROOF SPACE HAS NO TRAP DOOR • ALL EARTHING TO BE RECTIFIED AS PER CODE. Regards

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Centurion

I have a couple things that needs some doing, but no idea what cost is involved in doing so: (1) My complex unit does not have any neutral wires running through the light switch boxes (I would like to install some smart switches at some point and the best ones all need the neutral wire in the light switch box). There are 10 light switches (5x3 gang, 2x2 gang, 3x1 gang) I need to pull through some neutral wires, and would also like to move the on switch to the other side of the wall. (2) There are 8 wall plugs currently, but I would like to install 8 more (since each bedroom only has 1 and a couple more will be very convenient) and move two of them. I need to repaint and redo the floor in the near-ish future, so opening up the walls and floor is not an issue as long as it will be closed up again after words (3) The DB is from the 70s I think and looks and feels very dated, and although I have a COC that indicates everything is in fine working order, I would like to install/update the board to something newer at some point as well I need a quote for each of the three mentioned jobs to get an idea of what I need to budget or what I can afford currently. I will be keeping an eye on my email for if any further info is required. Thanks in advance

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Brackenhurst, Alberton

We have had a solar system installed in our club house and require it to be connected to the club house DB board. The club house has never been on municipal power and only had a generator. There would be some additional connections needed such as one of the out buildings to the DB board and the booster pump for the water supply.