Johannesburg

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
67/263
Details
Large apartment$834.63
Medium apartment$658.51
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$482.40

Cost of Living

8
48/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.20
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.60
Bread$0.32
Inflation [score]0.83
Lunch$6.70
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$47.00
Movie ticket$5.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$39.56

Startups

6
85/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.44
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.43
Meetups groups119
Meetups members33935
Number of investors25
Number of startup events in the last 12 months168
Number of upcoming meetup events22
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events15
Startup events22
Startup events [score]0.44
Startups [score]0.66
Total number of startups129

Venture Capital

4
101/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.39

Travel Connectivity

3
122/260
Details
Airport hub81
Airport hub [score]0.39
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.25

Commute

4
239/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/South_Africa/Johannesburg
Traffic handling [score]0.34

Business Freedom

5
220/259
Details
Business freedom69.70
Business freedom [score]0.55
Freedom from corruption44.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.37
Lack of labor restrictions58.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.43
Time to open a business43.00
Time to open a business [score]0.51

Safety

5
227/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year33
Guns per 100 residents13
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

4
255/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.43
Life expectancy (years)62.86
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
217/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Best university ranking182
University quality [score]0.15

Environmental Quality

4
225/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.20
Drinking water quality [score]0.56
Urban greenery [score]0.33

Economy

3
240/258
Details
Currency for urban areaZAR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.33
GDP per capita$13046.07
GDP per capita [score]0.22

Taxation

5
93/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.82
Income tax level [score]0.24
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes203
VAT (Sales Tax)0.14

Internet Access

2
253/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.10
Internet access (download) [score]0.12
Internet access (upload) [score]0.24
Upload speed (Mbps)5.11

Leisure & Culture

4
202/263
Details
Art galleries126
Art galleries [score]0.48
Cinemas101
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs39
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues181
Concerts [score]0.39
Historical sites56
Historical sites [score]0.47
Museums55
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues162
Performing arts [score]0.60
Sport venues89
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos23
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

8
19/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.32
LGBT Equality Index62.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.64
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

3
209/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.56
Median peak in meters1567.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1767.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Johannesburg are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Johannesburg will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$386$578
$482
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$47
Lunch$7
-57%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$33,719
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

12.70
Guns per 100 people
33
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Johannesburg in position 259 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Oceanic Subtropical Highland

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Johannesburg

Johannesburg (in spoken language also referred to as Joburg, Egoli or Jozi ) is a large metropolis and is South Africa's largest city.

Johannesburg is split into eight administrative regions. These exclude the city of Ekurhuleni which traditionally was considered part of Johannesburg but has been split for administrative purposes. Although this list is not exhaustive, the main areas in Joburg are:

Johannesburg has a population of 3.2 million people (South African 2001 census), half of which live in Soweto and adjacent suburbs. The majority of the population is formed by South Africa's black residents who mostly live in Soweto, while white residents amount to 500,000 (although the number is likely to be higher). There are also around 300,000 residents of other descent. Unlike other South African cities, no language group dominates, although English is the established lingua franca.

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