Bucharest vs Lisbon vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 517,000 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Portuguese
Level of English High Very high Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September, October May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1984 $1759
Rent $615 $965 $717
Groceries $114 $136 $148
Dining out $165 $271 $280
Cafe $38 $37 $45
Coworking space $133 $164 $96
Mobile internet $7 $24 $21
Public transportation $21 $63 $95
Taxis $9 $27 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $18 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $29 $45
Museums and sights $29 $24 $24
Nightlife $45 $47 $66
Gym $30 $65 $56
Yoga $59 $65 $82
Massage $31 $50 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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 Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana 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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow