Bucharest vs New York City vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 8,323,340 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian English (de facto) Korean
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October April - June, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) USD - US Dollar ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1388 $5431 $2268
Rent $632 $2891 $827
Groceries $117 $383 $370
Dining out $169 $656 $219
Cafe $39 $72 $72
Coworking space $137 $326 $231
Mobile internet $7 $45 $42
Public transportation $22 $220 $42
Taxis $9 $78 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $30 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $100 $40
Museums and sights $30 $74 $7
Nightlife $47 $195 $96
Gym $31 $55 $72
Yoga $61 $197 $116
Massage $32 $109 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AT&T, Verizon KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Lyft 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. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow