Bucharest vs Lisbon

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 517,000
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1495 $2197
Rent $680 $1069
Groceries $126 $150
Dining out $182 $300
Cafe $42 $40
Coworking space $147 $181
Mobile internet $8 $27
Public transportation $24 $69
Taxis $10 $30
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $20
Sport and cultural events $32 $32
Museums and sights $32 $27
Nightlife $50 $52
Gym $34 $72
Yoga $65 $72
Massage $35 $55
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow