Berlin vs Bucharest vs Porto

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 237,559
Official language(s) German Romanian Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1351 $1759
Rent $939 $615 $717
Groceries $188 $114 $148
Dining out $271 $165 $280
Cafe $57 $38 $45
Coworking space $174 $133 $96
Mobile internet $23 $7 $21
Public transportation $88 $21 $95
Taxis $58 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $25 $10
Sport and cultural events $64 $29 $45
Museums and sights $37 $29 $24
Nightlife $63 $45 $66
Gym $66 $30 $56
Yoga $99 $59 $82
Massage $56 $31 $48
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 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 Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels 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 Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow