Bucharest vs Cape Town vs Valencia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,830,000 4,617,560 834,000
Official language(s) Romanian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ZAR - South African Rand (R) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1461 $1580 $2138
Rent $665 $630 $941
Groceries $123 $131 $158
Dining out $178 $275 $316
Cafe $41 $33 $45
Coworking space $144 $154 $165
Mobile internet $8 $27 $17
Public transportation $23 $56 $41
Taxis $10 $21 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $50 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $20 $79
Museums and sights $32 $15 $47
Nightlife $49 $44 $71
Gym $33 $36 $37
Yoga $64 $57 $94
Massage $34 $31 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange MTN, Vodacom Vodafone, Orange
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 Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Bolt Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow