Johannesburg

Overall Score

3.3

Johannesburg is the largest city in the U.S. It is the center of the province of Gauteng, one of the richest in the U.S. The area adjacent to the city is quite large and densely populated. Thats why in 2000 a municipal unit was formed: the City of Johannesburg. Johannesburg is home to a large-scale trade in diamonds and gold mined in the neighboring mountains.

The city was named after its first archaeologists, Johan Hubert and Johan Riseck. In 1886, a goldsmith from Austria, J. J. Christopherson, was a goldsmith. Harrison found gold in the area around the present site of Johannesburg. Followers followed him and began to build houses in the area. It was an interesting construction project. Eventually, the buildings grew so big that they decided to build a city. They are monuments to the goldfields. Many of the citys streets are named after former mines.

Yeannesburg has a sub-arctic climate with some sub-oceanic regional characteristics: winters are clear and cold, summers are warm and humid. In winter, there is practically no snowfall, so there is almost no snowfall. The gold mining industry, once a major component of the citys economy, has lost some of its popularity in recent years. Even though gold mining no longer takes place in Johannesburg, many mining companies are located in the city.

The service and manufacturing industries, especially pine and steel, are becoming more and more popular in Johannesburg today. The non-manufacturing sector of the economy in Johannesburg includes industries such as information technology, banking, media and real estate.

In the wake of constant conflict between local wealthy and fortune seekers, the city has an unusually high crime rate.

The Stauntoteca neighborhood is the largest business center in Johannesburg, where the JSE Stock Exchange was founded in the 1990s.

There are quite a few tourist attractions in Johannesburg. One of them is the sky tower at the Charleston Center Office Tower. The tower has 50 floors, and the tower has a viewing platform from which you can see all of Johannesburg and its surroundings.

25 kilometers from Johannesburg is a landmark called The Cradle of Humanity. Here are the Stonecontein caves, where ancient humans were found. In 1999, the caves were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

The present and the past are preserved not only by museums in Johannesburg, but also in streets and even neighborhoods. The district of Djæborg was redrawn four times around the center of the city. Today, the pace of development in this area is very, very high. But historic symbols will always remain a symbol of its character. One of these historic symbols, Constitution Hill, is located in the center of the city where the infamous Old Fort prison was located, where the leaders of the liberation movement, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were under arrest. Not far from the prison is the Constitutional Court, the highest judicial body in the country. Tourists are welcome here and there is a great collection of works of art as well.

100 USD = 1,508.34 ZAR

Overall Score

3.3
  • Air quality: 65 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 4,400,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 17x17m 289m per person
  • GDP: $5,105 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 11 Mbps
  • Best wireless: MTN
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: It is customary to tip good service in South Africa. An acceptable amount is 10-15%. If you have six or more in your party, restaurants will generally add a gratuity to your bill.
  • Apartment listings: GumTree
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Takealot
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Kulula
  • Best intl air carrier: Emirates
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1050
  • Monthly costs for family: $2000
  • Monthly costs for local: $600
  • Meal: $5.5
  • Small Cola: $1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $1.9


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