While it’s silly to compare the cost of anything in South Africa and the UK because of the vast differences between salaries and cost of living in both places, it sure is interesting to see just how much further £500 stretches in South Africa.
We take a look at places to rent currently advertised on Gumtree to draw comparisons between the cost of renting in South Africa vs the UK.
This house lies within a country estate of 6.6 hectares. It boasts three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, four living areas, and two decks.
In Ealing, approximately R8,500pm gets you a single bedroom with shared kitchen and bathroom.
One bedroom apartment within a secure complex with kitchen, bathroom, living area and enclosed balcony.
In a shared house, with four other bedrooms and two bathrooms.
This apartment in Jozi has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 24-hour security and a communal pool.
The apartment has three beds, a fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom, but no furniture.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, next to the beach.
This flat has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room and communal garden.
Entire cottage available including living area, bathroom and kitchen.
This flat has a bedroom, kitchen, sofa bed and bathroom.
This 260 square metre house in Port Elizabeth has three bedrooms and large living areas.
This flat features a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and sitting room.
This two bedroom house has an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room, a pool and garden.
Each bedroom within the four-bedroom apartment has a flatscreen TV and double bed. The apartment has a communal kitchen, bathrooms and garden.
The two-bedroom apartment is on the top floor with two bathrooms and access to a club house, pool, tennis court and 24 hr security system with controlled access.
One bedroom with double bed within communal property with three other bedrooms.
One bedroom cottage with garden, two patios, and housekeeping three times a week.
The flat features a communal kitchen and dining area, one bathroom, a lounge and a little garden.
This two acre small holding comes with a swimming pool, three bedrooms and open living area.
This one bedroom, one bathroom flat comes with a fitted kitchen and bathroom.