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Visit Johannesburg - Best of Johannesburg

Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city, and it is also the capital of Gauteng. The other thing about the city is that it is known as the wealthiest province in SA, and it is also among the 50 most largest-metropolitan areas on the planet. The other thing is that Johannesburg is the largest city in the world that is not situated on a lake, river or a coastline. People living in Johannesburg admit that the life in this city is fast, crime rate is high but the city is economically active. It is also home to the largest stock exchange in Africa, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Facts and Stats for Johannesburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Johannesburg

    Know the pollution level of Johannesburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 61.03 (High)
    • Water Pollution 56.85 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.69 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 69.84 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.87 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.89 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.08 (Moderate)
  • Johannesburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Johannesburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Johannesburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 78.91 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 79.62 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 89.7 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 76.46 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80.39 (Very High)
    • Attacks 74.13 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 32.54 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 9.59 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 64.25 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.95 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.95 (Very High)
  • Living in Johannesburg - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Johannesburg is 142.53 (High)

    • Safety Index 21.14 (Low)
    • Climate Index 91.42 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 64.71 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.92 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.52 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.94 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.52 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 125.7 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Johannesburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Johannesburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.68 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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