Austin vs Barcelona

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 926,426 5,585,556
Official language(s) English (de facto) Catalan, Spanish
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - June, September - November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost evewhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2384
Rent $1650 $932
Groceries $243 $121
Dining out $396 $403
Cafe $66 $45
Coworking space $331 $213
Mobile internet $40 $10
Public transportation $110 $127
Taxis $73 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $24
Sport and cultural events $54 $81
Museums and sights $11 $33
Nightlife $124 $112
Gym $62 $81
Yoga $139 $93
Massage $89 $59
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Movistar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow