Johannesburg

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
79/265
Details
Large apartment$890.00
Medium apartment$700.00
Rent index [score]0.83
Small apartment$510.00

Cost of Living

8
62/250
Details
5km taxi ride$6.90
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.71
Inflation [score]0.78
Lunch$7.80
Monthly fitness club membership$33.00
Monthly public transport$44.00
Movie ticket$5.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$43.83

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]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.45
Meetups groups122
Meetups members38274
Number of investors25
Number of startup events in the last 12 months196
Number of upcoming meetup events29
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events24
Startup events [score]0.49
Startups [score]0.66
Total number of startups125

Venture Capital

4
114/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.38

Travel Connectivity

3
125/265
Details
Airport hub81
Airport hub [score]0.40
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.25

Commute

4
202/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/South_Africa/Johannesburg
Traffic handling [score]0.34

Business Freedom

5
225/263
Details
Business freedom69.70
Business freedom [score]0.55
Freedom from corruption44.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.36
Lack of labor restrictions58.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.43
Time to open a business43.00
Time to open a business [score]0.50

Safety

5
229/265
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
259/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.59
Healthcare quality [score]0.42
Life expectancy (years)62.86
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
223/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Best university ranking182
University quality [score]0.15

Environmental Quality

4
215/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.23
Drinking water quality [score]0.59
Urban greenery [score]0.37

Economy

3
244/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area12.73
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
95/265
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

4
193/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)10.16
Internet access (download) [score]0.26
Internet access (upload) [score]0.54
Upload speed (Mbps)12.55

Leisure & Culture

4
203/264
Details
Art galleries126
Art galleries [score]0.50
Cinemas104
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs39
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues181
Concerts [score]0.40
Historical sites56
Historical sites [score]0.45
Museums57
Museums [score]0.43
Performing art venues162
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues89
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos22
Zoos [score]0.80

Tolerance

4
250/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.32
LGBT Equality Index62.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.63
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]0.10

Outdoors

3
220/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.50
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 62nd place of all 250 Teleport cities. 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)

$580$820
$700
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$33
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$44
Lunch$8
-53%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Johannesburg are below average. For this job type, Johannesburg ranks 162nd for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Johannesburg.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$34,810
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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People in Johannesburg

Population of Johannesburg

6,626,200
2,200 /km²
58/264
Density (people per unit of area)
10%
Growth in 2015-2020
Johannesburg

Demographics of South Africa

Median age
27
Elderly people
6%
Life expectancy at birth
63
GDP per capita (in USD)
$13,046
224/262
Unemployment
25%
259/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
English
Afrikaans
Zulu
Xhosa

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Software Engineer
7.41%
Web Developer
6.17%
Marketing Manager
4.94%
Data Scientist
3.70%
Operations Manager
3.70%
Business Development
3.70%
Founder
3.70%
Other
66.67%

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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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

South Africa
52nd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

33rd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

1st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

143rd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

160th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

79th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

26th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

36th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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