Cape Town vs Prague vs Tbilisi

Cape Town 🇿🇦
Prague 🇨🇿
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 4,617,560 1,305,737 1,108,700
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Czech Georgian
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November June - October March - June
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
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 Yes
Average monthly costs $1862 $2057 $1363
Rent $743 $888 $700
Groceries $155 $180 $104
Dining out $324 $274 $157
Cafe $39 $61 $42
Coworking space $181 $200 $116
Mobile internet $32 $28 $4
Public transportation $66 $69 $8
Taxis $25 $38 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $59 $21 $25
Sport and cultural events $23 $21 $20
Museums and sights $18 $40 $8
Nightlife $52 $56 $49
Gym $43 $64 $31
Yoga $67 $75 $35
Massage $37 $42 $49
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone, T-Mobile Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, Liftago Yandex, Bolt
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! Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
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. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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 Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow