Cape Town vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 4,617,560 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - June, September and October May - October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1781 $1279 $1410
Rent $711 $687 $680
Groceries $148 $86 $155
Dining out $310 $157 $10
Cafe $37 $35 $29
Coworking space $173 $96 $109
Mobile internet $31 $6 $3
Public transportation $63 $12 $55
Taxis $24 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $56 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $22 $21 $14
Museums and sights $17 $29 $9
Nightlife $50 $42 $122
Gym $41 $18 $75
Yoga $64 $45 $90
Massage $35 $29 $10
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow