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Living costs in Johannesburg

Hi All! I am considering moving to Jo'burg as I got a job offer here. Could you please help me with estimating living costs? The last posts regarding this topic are from Protected content I guess the prices and general conditions might change since then.

1) Accomodation- I would like to live in Sandton, at least at the beginning, and then maybe move to Morningside or Riverclub area. Small, 1 bedroom apartment is all I need.
2) Transport - Do I need a car if I live and work in Sandton? Is the public transport reliable? If not, is it worth to rent a car or buy one assuming that I will stay for 1-1,5 year? How much is the rental? How much will I spend for petrol?
3) Food/ grocery
4) Others- is there something that I should also keep in mind?

Thank you in advance.


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