Cape Town vs Medellin

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 4,617,560 2,427,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - April, December
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1549 $1293
Rent $618 $732
Groceries $129 $87
Dining out $269 $131
Cafe $32 $18
Coworking space $151 $96
Mobile internet $27 $16
Public transportation $55 $21
Taxis $21 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $0
Sport and cultural events $19 $8
Museums and sights $15 $9
Nightlife $43 $73
Gym $36 $15
Yoga $56 $54
Massage $30 $20
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt EasyTaxi
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 sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow