Austin vs Bucharest vs Porto

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 926,426 1,830,000 237,559
Official language(s) English (de facto) Romanian Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Very High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - October May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1351 $1759
Rent $1650 $615 $717
Groceries $243 $114 $148
Dining out $396 $165 $280
Cafe $66 $38 $45
Coworking space $331 $133 $96
Mobile internet $40 $7 $21
Public transportation $110 $21 $95
Taxis $73 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $25 $10
Sport and cultural events $54 $29 $45
Museums and sights $11 $29 $24
Nightlife $124 $45 $66
Gym $62 $30 $56
Yoga $139 $59 $82
Massage $89 $31 $48
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow