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Travel to South Africa

South Africa Essentials

Languages
Afrikaans
English
South Ndebele
Northern Sotho
Southern Sotho
Swati
Tswana
Tsonga
Venda
Xhosa
Zulu
Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Zone
GMT+02:00
Avg. Salary
ZAR 269,000 per year
Calling Code
+27
Socket Type
C, M, and N (230 V/50 Hz)
United States

Many visa fees depend on your citizenship, or if you have multiple citizenships, the citizenship you use to travel.
United States

Some countries have lower visa fees or other special access for travelers who have legal residence in certain countries, even without citizenship.

Requirements for a citizen of United States

Cost of Living Comparison

CategoryUnited StatesSouth AfricaDifference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantZAR 150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseZAR 600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)ZAR 70.00
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter)ZAR 16.96
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)ZAR 14.99
Eggs (regular) (12)ZAR 30.81
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)ZAR 29.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)ZAR 650.00
Gasoline (1 liter)ZAR 22.10

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Traveling to South Africa for the first time? We've curated these articles that you may find beneficial to best prepare for your trip!

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You will receive your visa by:

Oct 8, 2022 if submitted today

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First-Time Travelers

Traveling to South Africa for the first time? We've curated these articles that you may find beneficial to best prepare for your trip!

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