Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Sandton CBD
• Monringside
• Benmore Gardens
• Sandown
• Bryanston
• River Club
• Sandhurst
• Illovo
• Atthol
• Rosebank
• Fourways
• Dainfern

Rental Housing Cost

Rent depends on the type, size, and location of the property:

• 1 Bed: 11,000 – 15,000 ZAR
• 2 Bed: 13,000 – 20,000 ZAR
• 3 Bed: 16,000 – 25000 ZAR (less common in the Sandton areas)

Houses: – Cluster/Townhouses in a secure complex
• 3 Bed: 20,000 – 35,000 ZAR
• 4 Bed: 25,000 – 50,000 ZAR


Local Details


Most expatriates living in and around Johannesburg opt to own a private car. Uber is available throughout South Africa and is widely used.

There is also the Gautrain, which is a modern train that runs from Rosebank/Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport and Pretoria.

Fun Facts

Johannesburg being the largest city in South Africa with a population of over 4.5 million. Johannesburg is a vibrant, competitive, cosmopolitan, culturally diverse city, and an interesting mix of both first and third world.

South Africa is a subtropical region, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior plateau. South Africa is famous for its sunshine. It’s a relatively dry country, with an average annual rainfall of about 464mm; the world average is about 860mm.

11 official languages are spoken in South Africa.

Local Currency