Cape Town vs Mexico City

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 4,617,560 8,850,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1549 $1867
Rent $618 $778
Groceries $129 $281
Dining out $269 $182
Cafe $32 $49
Coworking space $151 $159
Mobile internet $27 $25
Public transportation $55 $11
Taxis $21 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $24
Sport and cultural events $19 $81
Museums and sights $15 $20
Nightlife $43 $64
Gym $36 $69
Yoga $56 $65
Massage $30 $51
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber
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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow