Bucharest vs Prague

Bucharest 🇷🇴
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 1,830,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) Romanian Czech
Level of English High High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit April - October June - October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1586 $1981
Rent $722 $856
Groceries $134 $173
Dining out $193 $264
Cafe $45 $58
Coworking space $156 $192
Mobile internet $8 $27
Public transportation $25 $67
Taxis $10 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $21
Sport and cultural events $34 $21
Museums and sights $34 $38
Nightlife $53 $54
Gym $36 $62
Yoga $69 $73
Massage $37 $40
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water 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. 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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow