Bucharest vs Porto vs Prague

Bucharest 🇷🇴
Porto 🇵🇹
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 1,830,000 237,559 1,305,737
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Czech
Level of English High Very High High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September June - October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1759 $1806
Rent $615 $717 $780
Groceries $114 $148 $158
Dining out $165 $280 $240
Cafe $38 $45 $53
Coworking space $133 $96 $175
Mobile internet $7 $21 $24
Public transportation $21 $95 $61
Taxis $9 $25 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $10 $19
Sport and cultural events $29 $45 $19
Museums and sights $29 $24 $35
Nightlife $45 $66 $50
Gym $30 $56 $56
Yoga $59 $82 $66
Massage $31 $48 $37
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago
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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Sarmale, mămăligă, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbă de burtă, covrig, papanasi Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow