Bucharest vs Cape Town

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 1,830,000 4,617,560
Official language(s) Romanian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ZAR - South African Rand (R)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1529 $1781
Rent $696 $710
Groceries $129 $148
Dining out $186 $310
Cafe $43 $37
Coworking space $151 $173
Mobile internet $8 $31
Public transportation $24 $63
Taxis $10 $24
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $56
Sport and cultural events $32 $22
Museums and sights $33 $17
Nightlife $51 $50
Gym $34 $41
Yoga $67 $64
Massage $36 $35
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange MTN, Vodacom
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
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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.
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
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow