Bogota vs Bucharest vs Cape Town

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 4,617,560
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English Low High Very high
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1280 $1581 $1862
Rent $561 $720 $743
Groceries $96 $133 $155
Dining out $203 $193 $324
Cafe $25 $44 $39
Coworking space $90 $156 $181
Mobile internet $13 $8 $32
Public transportation $27 $25 $66
Taxis $32 $10 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $30 $59
Sport and cultural events $26 $34 $23
Museums and sights $8 $34 $18
Nightlife $54 $53 $52
Gym $17 $36 $43
Yoga $66 $69 $67
Massage $43 $37 $37
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange MTN, Vodacom
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow