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What it's Like to Retire in Johannesburg

The largest city in South Africa and one of the fifty largest cities in the world, Johannesburg is a highly popular international retirement community. It is well known for its perfect weather, warm and welcoming people, and modernity and prosperity, all of which make it a beloved African city for expats. 

 Photo of the Johannesburg skyline courtesy of the Maharishi Institute.

 

Where to Retire in Johannesburg and Home Prices

Johannesburg housing runs the gamut of price and quality. In the residential areas, there are plenty of luxury suburbs. However, limited housing options in the city means that shanty towns are a reality for Johannesburg's poor. 

 

What is special about Johannesburg

Johannesburg in 2008 was rated number 47 out of 50 top commerce centers in the world, the only city in Africa on the list; it's a very Western-friendly, contemporary city.

 

What is not special about Johannesburg

Crime in Johannesburg is notoriously high.

 

Who will like retirement in Johannesburg

Those with a sense of adventure, while at the same time a desire for a slower pace of life, retire here.

 

Local economy is driven by

mining and manufacturing 

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Johannesburg is located in a subtropical highland climate; it is nearly always sunny and always warm with hot summers. 

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many history museums in the city, some centering on Nelson Mandela and apartheid. There are also many wildlife opportunities; the Johannesburg Zoo is one of the largest in South Africa.

 

Crime

Crime is still a concern in Johannesburg, but through major financial efforts in the city center, crime has been dropping since the early 2000s.

 

Medical facilities

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Transportation

As a young city, Johannesburg still lacks a reliable public transport system. It is serviced by an international airport and a collection of smaller commercial airports.

 

Valuable Links

Johannesburg on Wikipedia

 

What people are saying about Johannesburg

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Facts about JOHANNESBURG
  • State: SA
  • Environment:
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide:

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