Bucharest vs Lisbon vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 517,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Korean
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September, October 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 almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1388 $2038 $2268
Rent $632 $992 $827
Groceries $117 $139 $370
Dining out $169 $279 $219
Cafe $39 $38 $72
Coworking space $137 $168 $231
Mobile internet $7 $25 $42
Public transportation $22 $64 $42
Taxis $9 $28 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $18 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $30 $40
Museums and sights $30 $25 $7
Nightlife $47 $48 $96
Gym $31 $66 $72
Yoga $61 $66 $116
Massage $32 $51 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone 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% for restaurants, not common at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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 ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow