Berlin vs Cape Town vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 3,400,000 4,617,560 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Georgian
Level of English Very high Very high Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ZAR - South African Rand (R) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1781 $1378
Rent $1063 $710 $708
Groceries $213 $148 $105
Dining out $307 $310 $159
Cafe $65 $37 $43
Coworking space $197 $173 $118
Mobile internet $26 $31 $4
Public transportation $99 $63 $8
Taxis $66 $24 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $56 $26
Sport and cultural events $72 $22 $20
Museums and sights $41 $17 $8
Nightlife $71 $50 $50
Gym $74 $41 $31
Yoga $112 $64 $35
Massage $64 $35 $50
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone MTN, Vodacom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Bolt Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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 Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow