Port Elizabeth

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Port Elisabeth – is one of the largest cities in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, lying in the south of the Eastern Cape, on the coast of the Altoa Gulf. It is an important economic center and an important seaport in the SAR. Port Elizabeth was founded by the British in 1820. It became an autonomous municipality in 1861. After 1873, a railroad was built to the capital of the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley. The city of Port Elizabeth began to grow rapidly. In Port Elizabeth, the British built a concentration camp during the Second Anglo-Burkish War. The Burkinabe women and children were taken there by the Anglicans. In 1965, as a result of the policy of apathy, the Southeast Indian district was completely resettled. Resettlements continued through 1975.

Port Elizabeth is located on the beautiful Garden Route. The great beaches, as well as the National Parks of the Eastern Cape, which are not far from the city, attract large numbers of tourists. Port Elizabeth has great facilities for fishing, diving, surfing and other recreational activities.

100 USD = 1,917.59 ZAR

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  • Air quality: 40 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 780,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro empty: 22x22m 484m per person
  • GDP: $5,105 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 11 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Neotel
  • 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
  • Best coworking space: The Co-Op
  • Online electronics shop: Takealot
  • Best hospital: Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: South African Express
  • Best intl air carrier: South African Airways
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1000
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $460
  • Meal: $5.5
  • Small Cola: $1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $1.9

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