Bucharest vs Mexico City vs Rio de Janeiro

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 8,850,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, October, November January - March, December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1462 $1779 $1731
Rent $665 $741 $1006
Groceries $123 $268 $90
Dining out $178 $174 $198
Cafe $41 $47 $24
Coworking space $144 $152 $123
Mobile internet $8 $23 $7
Public transportation $23 $10 $32
Taxis $10 $8 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $23 $15
Sport and cultural events $31 $77 $52
Museums and sights $32 $19 $24
Nightlife $49 $61 $51
Gym $33 $66 $29
Yoga $64 $62 $38
Massage $34 $48 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow