South Africa - General information
Region region
Capital Cape Town
Language Afrikaans, English
Currency Rand
Population 52,981,991
Phone code +27
Cost of living in South Africa
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 177 219
Food 125 231
Transportation 23 65
Communications and utilities 90 84
Clothing 19 70
Sports and leisure 16 50
Total 450 718
Accommodation in South Africa USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 179
Shared room in city centre 221
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 260
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 315
Coordinates of South Africa
Time Zone Africa/Johannesburg
GMT +2
DST +2
Latitude -29.000000000
Longitude 24.000000000
Elevation (STRM3) 1037 m.

List of largest cities in South Africa

 
Cape Town Cape Town
Cape Town Western Cape
3,433,441
Durban Durban
Durban KwaZulu-Natal
3,120,282
Johannesburg Johannesburg
Johannesburg Gauteng
2,026,469
Soweto Soweto
Soweto Gauteng
1,695,047
Pretoria Pretoria
Pretoria Gauteng
1,619,438
Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
967,677

Cost of living and prices in South Africa

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 7 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 29 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 4 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 1 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 1 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 2 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 6 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 5 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 1 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 4 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 3 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 29 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 1 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 1 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 4 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 19,499 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 32 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 6 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 5 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 50 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 35 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 74 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 74 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 394 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 324 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 829 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 670 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 74 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 58 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 930 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 719 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 1,192 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 9.97%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in South Africa

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 27 27 26 27 27 28 26 25 25 23 22 25 28
Average high °C 22 23 24 25 26 26 25 23 21 19 19 20 23
Average temperature °C 16 18 19 21 21 21 20 18 15 12 12 14 17
Average low °C 10 12 14 15 16 16 15 12 8 5 5 7 11
Record low °C 2 5 5 8 9 9 6 3 2 -0 -0 1 -0
Rain Days 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Fog Days 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 22
Thunderstorms Days 2 4 5 5 5 3 4 2 1 1 1 1 32
Average precipitation Mm. 42 69 92 93 104 85 85 51 35 27 25 30 738
Relative humidity % 61 65 69 70 71 73 72 71 65 62 59 59 66
Relative humidity morning % 52 56 58 59 59 61 60 57 54 52 51 51 56
Relative humidity evening % 35 39 42 42 43 43 43 41 36 35 34 34 39
Wind speed Km/h 17 18 18 16 16 15 13 12 12 12 13 15 15
Day Length Hours 12 13 14 15 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 12 13
Dew point °C 8 11 13 15 16 16 15 12 8 5 4 6 128
Growing degree-day °C 188 244 273 325 349 312 309 228 147 78 76 117 2646
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 19 21 22 24 24 22 19 16 14 13 14 16 19
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