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View Poll Results: Which city is better?
Mexico City 20 83.33%
Johannesburg 4 16.67%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-07-2018, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Iíve been interested in traveling to South Africa but Iíve heard some terrible stories about crime there. I donít know much about SA since I live in North America but Iím familiar with Mexico and it can be seedy in large areas, so I wanted to compare its largest city to SAís largest. Anyway, enough spill, hereís the criteria.

-Safety (This is number 1 to me)
- Public Transit
- Cost of Living (Housing mostly)
- Job Opportunities
- Shopping
- Nightlife
- Diversity
- Urban Environments
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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I’m willing to bet that Mexico City takes the lead in:

-Safety
-Public Transit
-Job Opportunities
-Shopping
-Nightlife
-Urban Environments
-Diversity*

I have no idea how the cost of living in Johannesburg compares to MXC.

*I think MXC has a much larger foreign born population than does Johannesburg, but I’m not 100% sure of this.

Personally, I think this comparison is somewhat unfair because MXC is a much more global city than Johannesburg. In a way its like comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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Mexico is NOT safe as long as the drug cartels run the show. It's a corrupt, hopeless society desperately trying to move in with their norther neighbor.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:58 AM
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Mexico is NOT safe as long as the drug cartels run the show. It's a corrupt, hopeless society desperately trying to move in with their norther neighbor.
Mexico City is still safer than Johannesburg.

I'd probably choose Mexico City - seems like a much better urban experience.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Iím willing to bet that Mexico City takes the lead in:

-Safety
-Public Transit
-Job Opportunities
-Shopping
-Nightlife
-Urban Environments
-Diversity*

I have no idea how the cost of living in Johannesburg compares to MXC.

*I think MXC has a much larger foreign born population than does Johannesburg, but Iím not 100% sure of this.

Personally, I think this comparison is somewhat unfair because MXC is a much more global city than Johannesburg. In a way its like comparing apples to oranges.
It is more of a world city, but Joíburg is basically Sub Saharan Africaís gateway to the world. Itís the closest African comparison I can make to Mexico City (besides Cairo but thatís a whole different area and culture).
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:10 PM
 
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It is more of a world city, but Joíburg is basically Sub Saharan Africaís gateway to the world. Itís the closest African comparison I can make to Mexico City (besides Cairo but thatís a whole different area and culture).
That is just an opinion as after all there are cities in Sub Sahara Africa that are even safer than Jo'burg and even ones that are more populated too.
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:58 AM
 
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What are some good things about Johannesburg? I'm not familiar with the place.
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:51 AM
 
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Jonannesburg is a sh*thole. There’s nothing appealing about it.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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That is just an opinion as after all there are cities in Sub Sahara Africa that are even safer than Jo'burg and even ones that are more populated too.
Are theyíre cities that are more developed or have more money? Sandton is the richest neighborhood in the continent.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:09 AM
 
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Are theyíre cities that are more developed or have more money? Sandton is the richest neighborhood in the continent.
Well, even Lagos in Nigeria has neighbourhoods where the mega-rich live too. South Africa is typical for many African countries where only a minority of people hold most of the countries wealth and most people remain really poor. Yet, of course, South Africa is one of the most developed African countries yet even so so many people lack the basics such as running water and electricity in their homes and their homes are made from the most basic materials.
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