Bucharest vs Madrid vs Mexico City

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 1,830,000 6,578,0179 8,850,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1461 $2703 $1777
Rent $665 $1271 $740
Groceries $123 $190 $267
Dining out $178 $339 $174
Cafe $41 $55 $47
Coworking space $144 $212 $151
Mobile internet $8 $11 $23
Public transportation $23 $85 $10
Taxis $10 $47 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $53 $23
Sport and cultural events $31 $59 $77
Museums and sights $32 $21 $19
Nightlife $49 $89 $61
Gym $33 $47 $66
Yoga $64 $154 $62
Massage $34 $69 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
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. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
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! Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow