Bucharest vs Cape Town vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 4,617,560 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Korean
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ZAR - South African Rand (R) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1388 $1628 $2268
Rent $632 $649 $827
Groceries $117 $135 $370
Dining out $169 $283 $219
Cafe $39 $34 $72
Coworking space $137 $158 $231
Mobile internet $7 $28 $42
Public transportation $22 $58 $42
Taxis $9 $22 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $51 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $20 $40
Museums and sights $30 $15 $7
Nightlife $47 $46 $96
Gym $31 $37 $72
Yoga $61 $59 $116
Massage $32 $32 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange MTN, Vodacom KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Bolt Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow