Bucharest vs Mexico City vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 8,850,000 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, October, November May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1867 $1759
Rent $615 $778 $717
Groceries $114 $281 $148
Dining out $165 $182 $280
Cafe $38 $49 $45
Coworking space $133 $159 $96
Mobile internet $7 $25 $21
Public transportation $21 $11 $95
Taxis $9 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $24 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $81 $45
Museums and sights $29 $20 $24
Nightlife $45 $64 $66
Gym $30 $69 $56
Yoga $59 $65 $82
Massage $31 $51 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas 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 Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow