Barcelona vs Bucharest

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 5,585,556 1,830,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Romanian
Level of English High High
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November April - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2639 $1495
Rent $1032 $680
Groceries $134 $126
Dining out $446 $182
Cafe $50 $42
Coworking space $236 $147
Mobile internet $12 $8
Public transportation $141 $24
Taxis $53 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $28
Sport and cultural events $90 $32
Museums and sights $37 $32
Nightlife $124 $50
Gym $90 $34
Yoga $103 $65
Massage $66 $35
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
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
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not 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.
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
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow