Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Taxes on Residents (Average Rate) - South Africa Compared to Africa

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Ethiopia 6.26%
Cote d'Ivoire 4.98%
Tanzania 4.86%
Sierra Leone 4.09%
Burkina Faso 4.07%
Guinea 4.03%
Rwanda 3.83%
Mauritius 3.82%
Seychelles 3.76%
Djibouti 3.60%
Senegal 3.52%
Botswana 3.07%
Kenya 2.93%
Guinea-Bissau 2.83%
Cape Verde 2.55%
CAR 2.52%
Mali 2.40%
Togo 2.21%
Cameroon 2.12%
Lesotho 2.10%
Niger 1.87%
Sao Tome & P. 1.64%
Benin 1.52%
Madagascar 1.33%
Mozambique 1.06%
Ghana 0.89%
Gabon 0.66%
Eritrea 0.36%
Zambia 0.29%
Sudan 0.02%
Congo, DR -0.58%
Malawi -0.59%
Mauritania -0.61%
Uganda -0.67%
Comoros -0.82%
Namibia -0.82%
Gambia -1.04%
Swaziland -1.19%
South Africa -1.29%
Zimbabwe -1.89%
Burundi -3.36%
Angola -3.56%
Liberia -3.95%
Nigeria -4.25%
Congo(Brazza) -5.18%
Chad -8.71%
Eq. Guinea -12.06%

South Africa: Taxes on residents

The percentage of gross earnings given up in tax, including any social security contributions. Calculated for a single worker without children, earning 100 % of the average wage, for selected OECD countries.

Source: OECD Tax Database


South Africa does not publish official house price statistics, but ABSA Group releases good house price data. ABSA has a monthly house price index and quarterly property projections. General economics statistics are available from the Reserve Bank of Africa and the First National Bank (FNB). FNB releases quarterly economic forecasts as well.