Bucharest vs Madrid

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,830,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $2498
Rent $615 $1174
Groceries $114 $175
Dining out $165 $313
Cafe $38 $51
Coworking space $133 $196
Mobile internet $7 $10
Public transportation $21 $78
Taxis $9 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $49
Sport and cultural events $29 $54
Museums and sights $29 $20
Nightlife $45 $82
Gym $30 $44
Yoga $59 $142
Massage $31 $64
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
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, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow