Cape Town vs Prague vs Rio de Janeiro

Cape Town 🇿🇦
Prague 🇨🇿
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Population 4,617,560 1,305,737 6,718,903
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Czech Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November June - October January - March, December
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1549 $1806 $1833
Rent $618 $780 $1066
Groceries $129 $158 $95
Dining out $269 $240 $210
Cafe $32 $53 $25
Coworking space $151 $175 $130
Mobile internet $27 $24 $7
Public transportation $55 $61 $33
Taxis $21 $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $19 $16
Sport and cultural events $19 $19 $55
Museums and sights $15 $35 $26
Nightlife $43 $50 $54
Gym $36 $56 $31
Yoga $56 $66 $40
Massage $30 $37 $32
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone, T-Mobile Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, Liftago Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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 sautéed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow