Bucharest vs Porto vs Valencia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,830,000 237,559 834,000
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Very High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September March - June, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1759 $1976
Rent $615 $717 $869
Groceries $114 $148 $146
Dining out $165 $280 $292
Cafe $38 $45 $42
Coworking space $133 $96 $152
Mobile internet $7 $21 $16
Public transportation $21 $95 $38
Taxis $9 $25 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $10 $30
Sport and cultural events $29 $45 $73
Museums and sights $29 $24 $44
Nightlife $45 $66 $66
Gym $30 $56 $34
Yoga $59 $82 $87
Massage $31 $48 $45
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, Orange
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 Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow