Austin vs Porto vs Valencia

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 926,426 237,559 834,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Very High Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September March - June, September, October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1725 $1938
Rent $1650 $703 $853
Groceries $243 $145 $143
Dining out $396 $274 $287
Cafe $66 $44 $41
Coworking space $331 $94 $149
Mobile internet $40 $20 $15
Public transportation $110 $93 $37
Taxis $73 $25 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $10 $30
Sport and cultural events $54 $44 $72
Museums and sights $11 $24 $43
Nightlife $124 $64 $64
Gym $62 $55 $34
Yoga $139 $81 $85
Massage $89 $47 $44
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Cabify, FreeNow
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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow