Barcelona vs Cape Town

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 5,585,556 4,617,560
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2779 $1742
Rent $1087 $695
Groceries $141 $145
Dining out $470 $303
Cafe $52 $36
Coworking space $248 $170
Mobile internet $12 $30
Public transportation $148 $62
Taxis $56 $23
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $55
Sport and cultural events $95 $22
Museums and sights $39 $17
Nightlife $130 $49
Gym $95 $40
Yoga $108 $63
Massage $69 $34
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar MTN, Vodacom
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 24 options on HappyCow