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What is the average cost of housing in South Africa?

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If you are thinking about moving to South Africa, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing...

"The average cost of housing in South Africa varies greatly depending on the location and type of housing. Generally, the cost of housing in South Africa is higher than in many other African countries, with prices ranging from affordable to expensive. In major cities such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, the cost of housing is typically higher than in smaller towns and rural areas," explained one expat living in South Africa.

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"Housing costs are much lower than in the U.S. I do not know the average cost," said another expat in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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