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Durban is a coastal South African city famous for its rich marine life and beautiful blend of African and Indian cultures. The city is under the KwaZulu-Natal province and eThekwini municipality.
Durban is one of the most economically viable cities in South Africa and Africa as a whole. The median salary in Durban is R197,000. The average cost of living in Durban is double the national average (R17,939 for single person). The most popular occupations in Durban are Office Administrator, Operations Manager, and Registered Nurse (RN) which pay between R61k and R529k per year.
The highest paying jobs in Durban are as follows:
Surgeons/Doctors. Salary range: R61,800 - R202,000
Judges. Salary range: R51,900 – R170,000
Lawyers. Salary range: R42,000 - R138,000
Bank Managers. Salary range: R39,600 - R129,000
C-suite Executives Salary range: R35,000 –R120,000
Orthodontists Salary range: R33,400 - R109,000
College Professors Salary range: R29,000 – R97,100
Pilots Salary range: R24,700 - R80,900
Durban is relatively safe. The places frequently visited by tourists are well lit and policed, although the armed robberies and muggings are often recorded in the rural areas.
You can visit the golden mile, relax at any of the beautiful beaches,stroll around the many picturesque gardens Durban is famous for, go to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Emmanuel Cathedral and Jumma Mosque landmarks among others at little or no cost in Durban.
Software engineers, pilots, lawyers, IT managers, specialists (medical field), petroleum engineers are among the top rated professions in South Africa. Check out a full list of the highest paying jobs in South Africa
Jobs are relatively easy to come by in South Africa. Job boards, recruitment agencies and networking are the biggest means of getting jobs. For immigrants, a job offer is demanded before a visa is given. Expatriates generally have it easier getting visas since their visit is tied to them being invited in the first place.