Bucharest vs Mexico City

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 1,830,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, October, November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1867
Rent $615 $778
Groceries $114 $281
Dining out $165 $182
Cafe $38 $49
Coworking space $133 $159
Mobile internet $7 $25
Public transportation $21 $11
Taxis $9 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $24
Sport and cultural events $29 $81
Museums and sights $29 $20
Nightlife $45 $64
Gym $30 $69
Yoga $59 $65
Massage $31 $51
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar
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
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber
Tap water 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
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow