Cape Town vs Lisbon

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 4,617,560 517,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, September, October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1549 $1984
Rent $618 $965
Groceries $129 $136
Dining out $269 $271
Cafe $32 $37
Coworking space $151 $164
Mobile internet $27 $24
Public transportation $55 $63
Taxis $21 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $18
Sport and cultural events $19 $29
Museums and sights $15 $24
Nightlife $43 $47
Gym $36 $65
Yoga $56 $65
Massage $30 $50
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, 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 sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow 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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow