Cape Town vs Porto

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 4,617,560 237,559
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very High
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1742 $2050
Rent $695 $836
Groceries $145 $173
Dining out $303 $326
Cafe $36 $52
Coworking space $170 $112
Mobile internet $30 $24
Public transportation $62 $111
Taxis $23 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $55 $12
Sport and cultural events $22 $52
Museums and sights $17 $28
Nightlife $49 $77
Gym $40 $66
Yoga $63 $96
Massage $34 $56
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow