Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Mexico City vs Seoul

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 5,585,556 1,830,000 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November April - October March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes No
Average monthly costs $2338 $1330 $1863 $2188
Rent $914 $605 $776 $798
Groceries $119 $112 $280 $357
Dining out $395 $162 $182 $211
Cafe $44 $37 $49 $69
Coworking space $209 $131 $159 $223
Mobile internet $10 $7 $25 $40
Public transportation $125 $21 $11 $40
Taxis $47 $9 $9 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $25 $24 $13
Sport and cultural events $80 $28 $81 $39
Museums and sights $33 $29 $20 $6
Nightlife $110 $45 $64 $93
Gym $80 $30 $69 $69
Yoga $91 $58 $65 $112
Massage $58 $31 $50 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow