Cape Town vs Da Nang

Cape Town 🇿🇦
Da Nang 🇻🇳
Population 4,617,560 1,125,316
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Vietnamese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November February - May
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places. Cash also needed.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1781 $975
Rent $711 $322
Groceries $148 $163
Dining out $310 $131
Cafe $37 $35
Coworking space $173 $89
Mobile internet $31 $4
Public transportation $63 $16
Taxis $24 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $56 $0
Sport and cultural events $22 $6
Museums and sights $17 $2
Nightlife $50 $75
Gym $41 $34
Yoga $64 $72
Massage $35 $10
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Viettel, Vinafone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Grab
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 sautéed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow