It’s not always easy to compare different countries with each other if you don’t have the facts in front of you. Which one is safer? Which has a lower cost of living? Which one fairs better economically?
We’ve pitted the six nations against each other on several statistics which could prove significant push or pull factors for motivating emigration or immigration.
These statistics include:
- Average monthly wage/salary
- Crime level (world ranking)
- Average years of schooling (adults)
- Life expectancy at birth
- Adventure (world ranking)
- Gender equality
- Entrepreneurship and development
- Peace and safety
South Africa vs popular South African immigration destinations
|South Africa||Australia||New Zealand||UK||USA||Canada|
|Average monthly wage/salary||R17 422||R53 974||R38 447||R42 267||R46 524||R39 596|
|Crime level (world ranking)||6th||47th||50th||42nd||30th||53rd|
|Average years of schooling (adults)||9.9||12.8||12.5||12.3||12.9||12.3|
|Life expectancy at birth
|Gender equality (where 1 is equality and 0 is inequality)||0,759||0,733||0,782||0,758||0,740||0,740|
|Entrepreneurship and development
|Peace and safety
So, as expected, South Africa doesn’t fare that well when compared to the top safa expat destinations, two areas where we fair quite well, however, are adventure and gender equality.
Of course, it’s hard to compare countries on intangible factors – like the emotional connection you have with the country, your affinity for its religious, political or social atmosphere and convictions, and your personal immersion in the culture. Whether or not you choose one over the other is therefore a personal choice – no one can prescribe a final destination to you. No matter where you are though – we hope you feel at home.
- Human Development Reports
- Trading Economics
- Wikipedia – average wage
- CIA World Factbook
- US News
- Economic Forum
- Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index
- Wikipedia – Global Peace Index