Quality Of Life In Johannesburg And Cape Town

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Is there a better quality of life in Johannesburg or Cape Town?

Aim: My aim is to determine which city, Johannesburg or Cape Town, has the best quality of life using income in both cities, life expectancies in South Africa as a whole, literacy levels, crime and leisure’s in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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What is the quality of life? Quality of Life is the well being of individuals and societies. It has a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. The quality of life include not only wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging

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Over 30% of the population is struggling with an alcohol problem or on the verge of having one. Alcohol affects 17.5 million South Africans. In 2009 the World’s Health Organization reported that 60% of road accidents are related to alcohol. But the South African Medical Research Council suggests that alcohol is a factor in 50% of all road accidents. South Africans are consuming an excess of 5 billion liters of alcohol annually. This number is the highest in the world and continues to grow. The alcohol consumption of the youth of South Africa is of great concern due to peer pressure and trying to fit in. Too much alcohol can lead to brain damage, loss of memory, fits, dementia, hepatitis and more. The legal drinking age in South Africa is at an age when children are finishing school and getting their licenses. Once you mix the legal age with a license and ability to legally consume alcohol, you see more deaths.

Life expectancy in Johannesburg
Province Life expectancy in years Life expectancy of a 3 year old Life expectancy of a 40 year old Life expectancy of a 60 year old
Gauteng 62.5 years (all ages) 5.6% 14.5% 49.4%
Province Life expectancy in years Life expectancy of a 3 year old Life expectancy of a 40 year old Life expectancy of a 60 year old
Western Cape 59.1 years (all ages) 2.4 % 20.7 % 41.9 %
These statistics show that Cape Town has a higher crime rate. But, in the year 2013 the whole of Gauteng’s population was 12 728 400 while the Western Capes was 6 016 900. This means that Johannesburg has double the amount of people that Cape Town had. The Western Capes main crime issue is in Mitchells

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