Bogota vs Cape Town

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 10,978,360 4,617,560
Official language(s) Spanish Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English Low Very high
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1222 $1800
Rent $535 $718
Groceries $91 $149
Dining out $193 $313
Cafe $24 $37
Coworking space $86 $175
Mobile internet $13 $31
Public transportation $25 $64
Taxis $31 $24
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $57
Sport and cultural events $25 $22
Museums and sights $8 $17
Nightlife $52 $50
Gym $16 $41
Yoga $63 $65
Massage $41 $35
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro MTN, Vodacom
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow