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Joy to the Rainbow Nation

About Johannesburg

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‘What’s the word? Johannesburg!’ South Africa’s largest city and economic powerhouse has changed a lot since the soul-poet Gil Scot Heron sang this anti-apartheid anthem in 1976. Now even the infamous township of Soweto is considered a desirable place to live. Gourmets take note: Johannesburg is birthing a food culture that rivals neighbouring Cape Town.

Does any city have more nicknames? Try Jozi, Joburg, Joni, eGoli or Joeys for short.

Pop into the glorious Neighbourgoods Market for a slow brunch over a craft beer before picking up some fair-trade goodies. Contemporary African art thrives in nighttime Johannesburg, as does jazz and café culture in enclaves – tucked between and beyond the high-rise glass palaces and luxury residential buildings of downtown. And Johannesburg’s cocktail bars are as much testaments to renaissance of this city as its museums – enjoy a Cape Flat Colada over a kwalto beat, African house music, for a quintessential 'Rainbow Nation' moment.

Johannesburg is a true ‘urban jungle’. More than ten million trees have been planted in the city.

How’s the weather in Johannesburg in August?

  • Temperature 5-21 °C
  • Dry days 28-
  • Average rainfall 14 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 957K
  • Local time :
  • Currency South African Rand

What does Johannesburg cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Johannesburg cost 0% less than in the rest of South Africa
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 15 ZAR

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 100,63 ZAR

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 17,76 ZAR

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 15,03 ZAR
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 20,19 ZAR

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 433,46 ZAR
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 127,03 ZAR
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 80,44 ZAR

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 761,14 ZAR
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 472,32 ZAR
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 1086,54 ZAR
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 1075,77 ZAR

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