Many people relocate to new countries for different reasons, some do it for pleasure, others for work purposes and some might not even have a choice in the matter. One of the big question a lot of these people will be asking themselves is, how much does it cost to move or relocate to a country like South Africa? Well beside the obvious costs such as house rent and transportation, there are other compulsory expenses that one will have to consider before even moving there, these includes visa application costs, your airfares costs, moving or shipping costs of your household goods and everything else you want to ship along. If you are really considering pursuing this trip, make sure you have enough money to sustain yourself in South Africa for those first months or maybe until you get that first salary or until your business start producing.
Location, location, location
The cost of living in South Africa is very dependant on the area and the genre of people living in the area. For example in places like townships you get low income people, crime can be very high in some areas as a result and therefore the cost of housing, food and clothing maybe cheaper compare to housing, food, and clothing in area like Camp bay, Clifton or Constantia where you get high income people. So depending on your pocket, I will let you decide on the area but before deciding on the area do a lot of research about it, you can find a lot of resources over the internet it can read reviews, comments made by other people and if you happen to be lucky enough to have someone who lives in South Africa, this is the time to give them a call as they are can be your number reliable resource of information because a lot of things we get to see on television or read on paper are often misrepresents, inaccurately reported and sometimes half of the information are not even true. That is why is it a very important to make sure you have enough and accurate information before making that big decision.
Relocating to a new place all together can sometimes rather seem overwhelming, but the good news is if it is properly planned, it can turn out to be a very fun experience and beside South Africa is a very beautiful city to leave in, culturally diverse and has some of the most fascinating scenery the world has to offer so anyone going there will not regret it.
Blandine works for a guided couch tour in South Africaand enjoys writing about all the places she has visited her recent article was: “Cape Town Tours”