Bucharest vs Rio de Janeiro

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese
Level of English High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit April - October January - March, December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1585 $1694
Rent $721 $985
Groceries $133 $88
Dining out $193 $194
Cafe $45 $23
Coworking space $156 $120
Mobile internet $8 $6
Public transportation $25 $31
Taxis $10 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $15
Sport and cultural events $34 $51
Museums and sights $34 $24
Nightlife $53 $50
Gym $36 $28
Yoga $69 $37
Massage $37 $29
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not 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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow