Bucharest vs Playa del Carmen vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 259,453 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October January - May, October - December May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $2143 $1759
Rent $615 $923 $717
Groceries $114 $127 $148
Dining out $165 $207 $280
Cafe $38 $42 $45
Coworking space $133 $160 $96
Mobile internet $7 $21 $21
Public transportation $21 $17 $95
Taxis $9 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $49 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $97 $45
Museums and sights $29 $217 $24
Nightlife $45 $77 $66
Gym $30 $42 $56
Yoga $59 $54 $82
Massage $31 $101 $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 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber N/A 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole 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 Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow