Johannesburg, South Africa
By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Nov 27, 2021
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Johannesburg, South Africa. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know about living in Johannesburg?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Johannesburg, they said:
"The biggest concern for this country is crime. You have to be careful and have to sacrifice a bit of freedom in terms of moving out,"
said another expat in Johannesburg.
"Work with a relocation person to find out about shopping, schools, banking, etc. Check out Joburg (if possible) in advance. There are a lot of problems with crime so one has to be hyper aware at all times. But hey, it's Africa and Joburg in particular has it's own kinda vibe.........not a bad thing. Good luck,"
added another person living in Johannesburg.
How do I meet people in Johannesburg?
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