Cape Town vs Larnaca vs Lisbon

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 4,617,560 144,900 517,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Greek Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Very high
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October - December March - May, September, October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1585 $2122 $2149
Rent $632 $735 $1046
Groceries $132 $170 $147
Dining out $276 $283 $294
Cafe $33 $61 $40
Coworking space $154 $226 $177
Mobile internet $27 $38 $26
Public transportation $56 $68 $68
Taxis $21 $45 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $49 $19
Sport and cultural events $20 $31 $32
Museums and sights $15 $9 $26
Nightlife $44 $119 $51
Gym $36 $116 $70
Yoga $57 $114 $70
Massage $31 $59 $54
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt nTaxi Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow