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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 1694 1402 ${ selected_currency } per month in Cape Town, with an average rent of 10095 676 559 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 10095 676 559
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 2102 141 116
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 4400 295 244
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 527 35 29
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 2462 165 136
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 434 29 24
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 900 60 50
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 335 22 19
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 800 54 44
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 315 21 17
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 240 16 13
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 710 48 39
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 580 39 32
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 910 61 50
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 496 33 27
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 25306 1694 1402
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