Cape Town vs Medellin vs Valencia

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 4,617,560 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1693 $1443 $2188
Rent $676 $817 $963
Groceries $141 $97 $162
Dining out $294 $146 $324
Cafe $35 $20 $46
Coworking space $165 $107 $169
Mobile internet $29 $18 $17
Public transportation $60 $23 $42
Taxis $22 $16 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $54 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $21 $9 $81
Museums and sights $16 $10 $49
Nightlife $48 $82 $73
Gym $39 $17 $38
Yoga $61 $60 $96
Massage $33 $23 $50
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt EasyTaxi Cabify, 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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow