Bucharest vs Istanbul vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 15,520,000 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Turkish Portuguese
Level of English High Low Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Istanbul Airport (IST) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October April - June, September and October May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $659 $1759
Rent $615 $354 $717
Groceries $114 $44 $148
Dining out $165 $81 $280
Cafe $38 $18 $45
Coworking space $133 $49 $96
Mobile internet $7 $3 $21
Public transportation $21 $6 $95
Taxis $9 $6 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $2 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $11 $45
Museums and sights $29 $15 $24
Nightlife $45 $22 $66
Gym $30 $9 $56
Yoga $59 $23 $82
Massage $31 $15 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber BiTaksi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight 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 Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow