Buenos Aires vs Cape Town

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 2,900,000 4,617,560
Official language(s) Spanish Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit September - December March - May, September - November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1321 $1549
Rent $844 $618
Groceries $98 $129
Dining out $121 $269
Cafe $25 $32
Coworking space $95 $151
Mobile internet $11 $27
Public transportation $9 $55
Taxis $9 $21
Shared bicycles and scooters $14 $49
Sport and cultural events $24 $19
Museums and sights $4 $15
Nightlife $23 $43
Gym $14 $36
Yoga $19 $56
Massage $10 $30
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal MTN, Vodacom
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow