Bucharest vs Porto vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 237,559 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Korean
Level of English High Very High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1351 $1759 $2184
Rent $615 $717 $797
Groceries $114 $148 $356
Dining out $165 $280 $211
Cafe $38 $45 $69
Coworking space $133 $96 $222
Mobile internet $7 $21 $40
Public transportation $21 $95 $40
Taxis $9 $25 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $10 $13
Sport and cultural events $29 $45 $39
Museums and sights $29 $24 $6
Nightlife $45 $66 $93
Gym $30 $56 $69
Yoga $59 $82 $112
Massage $31 $48 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Kakao
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow