Cape Town vs Seoul

Cape Town 🇿🇦
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 4,617,560 9,963,452
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Korean
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1676 $2524
Rent $669 $921
Groceries $139 $412
Dining out $291 $244
Cafe $35 $80
Coworking space $163 $257
Mobile internet $29 $46
Public transportation $60 $47
Taxis $22 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $53 $16
Sport and cultural events $21 $45
Museums and sights $16 $7
Nightlife $47 $107
Gym $38 $80
Yoga $60 $129
Massage $33 $86
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, Kakao
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 sautéed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow