Cape Town vs Valencia

Cape Town 🇿🇦
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 4,617,560 834,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1742 $2303
Rent $695 $1013
Groceries $145 $170
Dining out $303 $341
Cafe $36 $49
Coworking space $170 $178
Mobile internet $30 $18
Public transportation $62 $44
Taxis $23 $49
Shared bicycles and scooters $55 $35
Sport and cultural events $22 $85
Museums and sights $17 $51
Nightlife $49 $77
Gym $40 $40
Yoga $63 $101
Massage $34 $52
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow