Cape Town vs Tbilisi vs Ubud

Cape Town 🇿🇦
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Tbilisi 🇬🇪
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Ubud 🇮🇩
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Population 4,617,560 1,108,700 112,490
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Georgian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June May - October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1648 $1293 $1430
Rent $657 $665 $690
Groceries $137 $99 $157
Dining out $286 $149 $10
Cafe $34 $40 $29
Coworking space $160 $110 $111
Mobile internet $28 $4 $3
Public transportation $59 $7 $56
Taxis $22 $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $52 $24 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $19 $15
Museums and sights $16 $8 $9
Nightlife $46 $47 $124
Gym $38 $29 $76
Yoga $59 $33 $91
Massage $32 $47 $11
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés. Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Yandex, Bolt Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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 sautéed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow