Austin vs Lisbon

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 926,426 517,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, September, October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2147
Rent $1650 $1045
Groceries $243 $147
Dining out $396 $294
Cafe $66 $40
Coworking space $331 $177
Mobile internet $40 $26
Public transportation $110 $68
Taxis $73 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $19
Sport and cultural events $54 $32
Museums and sights $11 $26
Nightlife $124 $51
Gym $62 $70
Yoga $139 $70
Massage $89 $54
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow