Bucharest vs Madrid vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 6,578,0179 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November 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 everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1388 $2565 $2268
Rent $632 $1206 $827
Groceries $117 $180 $370
Dining out $169 $322 $219
Cafe $39 $53 $72
Coworking space $137 $202 $231
Mobile internet $7 $11 $42
Public transportation $22 $80 $42
Taxis $9 $45 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $50 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $56 $40
Museums and sights $30 $20 $7
Nightlife $47 $85 $96
Gym $31 $45 $72
Yoga $61 $146 $116
Massage $32 $65 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Orange, Movistar, 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 Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now 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, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow