Cape Town vs Ubud

Cape Town 🇿🇦
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 4,617,560 112,490
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1549 $1363
Rent $618 $658
Groceries $129 $150
Dining out $269 $10
Cafe $32 $28
Coworking space $151 $106
Mobile internet $27 $3
Public transportation $55 $53
Taxis $21 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $33
Sport and cultural events $19 $14
Museums and sights $15 $9
Nightlife $43 $118
Gym $36 $72
Yoga $56 $87
Massage $30 $10
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Grab, GoJek
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 sautéed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. 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 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 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 255 listings on Happy Cow