Bucharest vs Porto vs Tbilisi

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 1,830,000 237,559 1,108,700
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Georgian
Level of English High Very High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September March - June
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1759 $1462
Rent $615 $717 $752
Groceries $114 $148 $112
Dining out $165 $280 $169
Cafe $38 $45 $45
Coworking space $133 $96 $125
Mobile internet $7 $21 $4
Public transportation $21 $95 $8
Taxis $9 $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $10 $27
Sport and cultural events $29 $45 $21
Museums and sights $29 $24 $9
Nightlife $45 $66 $53
Gym $30 $56 $33
Yoga $59 $82 $37
Massage $31 $48 $53
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
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% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not 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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
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 Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow