Berlin vs Cape Town

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 4,617,560
Official language(s) German Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2200 $1549
Rent $939 $618
Groceries $188 $129
Dining out $271 $269
Cafe $57 $32
Coworking space $174 $151
Mobile internet $23 $27
Public transportation $88 $55
Taxis $58 $21
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $49
Sport and cultural events $64 $19
Museums and sights $37 $15
Nightlife $63 $43
Gym $66 $36
Yoga $99 $56
Massage $56 $30
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone MTN, Vodacom
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread South African cuisine has been shaped by a long history of Dutch, Malay, British and Indian settlements, making the food diverse and strong in flavor. There is a strong emphasis on game in all of its different forms, as well as spicy sauces and sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow