Budapest vs Cape Town

Budapest 🇭🇺
Cape Town 🇿🇦
Population 1,768,073 4,617,560
Official language(s) Hungarian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1230 $1549
Rent $499 $618
Groceries $108 $129
Dining out $202 $269
Cafe $29 $32
Coworking space $120 $151
Mobile internet $9 $27
Public transportation $36 $55
Taxis $27 $21
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $49
Sport and cultural events $24 $19
Museums and sights $7 $15
Nightlife $43 $43
Gym $37 $36
Yoga $48 $56
Massage $26 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor MTN, Vodacom
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. 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 sautéed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 24 options on HappyCow