Bucharest vs New York City vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 8,323,340 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian English (de facto) Portuguese
Level of English High Very high Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October April - June, September - November May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $5431 $1759
Rent $615 $2891 $717
Groceries $114 $383 $148
Dining out $165 $656 $280
Cafe $38 $72 $45
Coworking space $133 $326 $96
Mobile internet $7 $45 $21
Public transportation $21 $220 $95
Taxis $9 $78 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $30 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $100 $45
Museums and sights $29 $74 $24
Nightlife $45 $195 $66
Gym $30 $55 $56
Yoga $59 $197 $82
Massage $31 $109 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Lyft 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. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. 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 Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow