Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Porto

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 5,585,556 1,830,000 237,559
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Romanian Portuguese
Level of English High High Very High
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November April - October May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2384 $1351 $1759
Rent $932 $615 $717
Groceries $121 $114 $148
Dining out $403 $165 $280
Cafe $45 $38 $45
Coworking space $213 $133 $96
Mobile internet $10 $7 $21
Public transportation $127 $21 $95
Taxis $48 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $25 $10
Sport and cultural events $81 $29 $45
Museums and sights $33 $29 $24
Nightlife $112 $45 $66
Gym $81 $30 $56
Yoga $93 $59 $82
Massage $59 $31 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 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 Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo 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 Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow