Bucharest vs Madrid vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 6,578,0179 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $2498 $1759
Rent $615 $1174 $717
Groceries $114 $175 $148
Dining out $165 $313 $280
Cafe $38 $51 $45
Coworking space $133 $196 $96
Mobile internet $7 $10 $21
Public transportation $21 $78 $95
Taxis $9 $44 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $49 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $54 $45
Museums and sights $29 $20 $24
Nightlife $45 $82 $66
Gym $30 $44 $56
Yoga $59 $142 $82
Massage $31 $64 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now 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, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros 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 Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow