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Cape Town
Table Mountain is reason enough to hang out in South Africa's second largest city, offering one of the most spectacular city settings in the world. Add a beautiful coastline, ideal weather, endless options for great excursions and activities nearby and the low cost of living and you have a very livable destination. With atmospheric cafes and community-oriented coworking spaces scattered throughout the city, getting work done is a breeze. There's enough social communities and meetups happening to ensure you'll meet new people as well.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 25306 1768 1476 ${ selected_currency } per month in Cape Town, with an average rent of 10095 705 589 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 10095 705 589
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 2102 147 123
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 4400 307 257
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 527 37 31
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 2462 172 144
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 434 30 25
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 900 63 52
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 335 23 20
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 800 56 47
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 315 22 18
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 240 17 14
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 710 50 41
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 580 41 34
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 910 64 53
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 496 35 29
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 25306 1768 1476
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Cape Town? Please share and help the community!
It is quite a seasonal neighbourhood. Just in case you may be considering staying here outside of summer/spring, I would caution against it as it will get depressingly windy.
By Kimon A. for Camps Bay area. Where to live
Field Office is a coffee place located in Woodstock. You can tell by the name itโ€™s freelancer-friendly. Bootlegger is a chain with branches all around Cape Town that are reliable places to work at. But if you're looking for a unique coffee place, head to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Wifi Lounge, located on Table Mountain high above the city.
By Adam H. Workspaces
There are a few dozen coworking spaces in Cape Town, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one that fits your personality. I personally like the ambiance at Ideas Cartel.ย Spacesย and Spin Street House are other good options that I like to go to myself.
By Hilary B. Workspaces
In Cape Town it's is best to simply withdraw money from the ATM instead of exchanging it. The exchange rate fluctuates a lot, so this is probably the best way to get a fair rate and there are ATMs all over the city.
By Cristian V. Costs
For activities in town, you can goย to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. It is one of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in the entire world.ย Other natural blessings are the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Green Point Park, walk aroundย V&A Waterfront at night, and of course, go surfing and see the penguins at Boulderโ€™s Beach.
By Anna C. Places to visit
Average weather in Cape Town
Most common months to visit: March - May, September - November
What to know
Population
4,617,560
Main airport
Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Language
Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps
Uber, Bolt