Austin vs Lisbon vs Porto

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 926,426 517,000 237,559
Official language(s) English (de facto) Portuguese Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high Very High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, September, October May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1946 $1725
Rent $1650 $947 $703
Groceries $243 $133 $145
Dining out $396 $266 $274
Cafe $66 $36 $44
Coworking space $331 $161 $94
Mobile internet $40 $24 $20
Public transportation $110 $61 $93
Taxis $73 $27 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $10
Sport and cultural events $54 $29 $44
Museums and sights $11 $24 $24
Nightlife $124 $46 $64
Gym $62 $63 $55
Yoga $139 $63 $81
Massage $89 $49 $47
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, FreeNow Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable 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 A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow