Bucharest vs Rio de Janeiro vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 6,718,903 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Korean
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Galeรฃo International Airport Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) 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 $2046 $2268
Rent $632 $1190 $827
Groceries $117 $106 $370
Dining out $169 $235 $219
Cafe $39 $28 $72
Coworking space $137 $145 $231
Mobile internet $7 $8 $42
Public transportation $22 $37 $42
Taxis $9 $16 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $18 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $61 $40
Museums and sights $30 $28 $7
Nightlife $47 $61 $96
Gym $31 $34 $72
Yoga $61 $44 $116
Massage $32 $35 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Tim, Claro, Vivo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. 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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow