Austin vs Bucharest

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 926,426 1,830,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Romanian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1495
Rent $1650 $680
Groceries $243 $126
Dining out $396 $182
Cafe $66 $42
Coworking space $331 $147
Mobile internet $40 $8
Public transportation $110 $24
Taxis $73 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $28
Sport and cultural events $54 $32
Museums and sights $11 $32
Nightlife $124 $50
Gym $62 $34
Yoga $139 $65
Massage $89 $35
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Star Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow