Cape Town vs Hanoi

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 4,617,560 8,053,663
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Vietnamese
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1781 $1197
Rent $710 $516
Groceries $148 $155
Dining out $310 $137
Cafe $37 $40
Coworking space $173 $74
Mobile internet $31 $4
Public transportation $63 $20
Taxis $24 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $56 $0
Sport and cultural events $22 $3
Museums and sights $17 $4
Nightlife $50 $91
Gym $41 $59
Yoga $64 $59
Massage $35 $21
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall 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. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow