Average Annual Income In South Africa

What is Annual Income?

Annual income is the total value of income earned during a fiscal year. Gross annual income refers to all earnings before any deductions are made, and net annual income refers to the amount that remains after all deductions are made.

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Average Annual Income In South Africa

The average monthly salary for South Africans who were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector was close to 24 thousand South African rands (comparable to roughly 1.64 thousand U.S. dollars) in November 2021, which represented a yearly increase of 3.9 percent.

During the period under review, the overall growth trend was positive, with the earnings increasing by 38.4 percent from 17.3 thousand South African rands (1.18 thousand U.S. dollars) in November 2015.   

What is the average income for South Africans?

The average monthly salary for South Africans who were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector was close to 24 thousand South African rands (comparable to roughly 1.64 thousand U.S. dollars) in November 2021, which represented a yearly increase of 3.9 percent

What is a rich salary in South Africa?

The monthly salary you would need to be a top 1% earner, meanwhile, is around R151,451, the data shows. You would need a net wealth of around R4. 2 million to be considered a member of South Africa’s top 1% when considering total wealth, with the average net wealth of the one-percenters being closer to R22. 6 million.

What is an upper-class salary in South Africa?

What Is Considered Upper Middle Class In South Africa?

ANNUAL INCOMEMONTHLY INCOMECLASSIFICATION
R234 001 – R378 000R19 501 – R31 500Lower middle
R378 001 – R783 000R31 501 – R65 250Upper middle
R783 001 – R1 693 000R65 251 – R141 083Upper income/Emerging affluent
R1 693 001+R141 084+Affluent

What salary is needed to live comfortably in South Africa?

While most South Africans earn just R23,982 per month, experts estimate that R45 000 is needed if you want to live comfortably.

Why are salaries so low in South Africa?

The drop in salaries comes at a time when South African consumers are financially stretched and are left to contend with rising food and transport costs, the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, and an overall slow economy.

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