Cape Town vs Lisbon vs Valencia

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 4,617,560 517,000 834,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, September, October March - June, September, October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1862 $2311 $2301
Rent $743 $1124 $1012
Groceries $155 $158 $170
Dining out $324 $316 $340
Cafe $39 $43 $49
Coworking space $181 $191 $177
Mobile internet $32 $28 $18
Public transportation $66 $73 $44
Taxis $25 $32 $49
Shared bicycles and scooters $59 $21 $35
Sport and cultural events $23 $34 $85
Museums and sights $18 $28 $51
Nightlife $52 $55 $77
Gym $43 $75 $40
Yoga $67 $75 $101
Massage $37 $58 $52
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, FreeNow Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow