Bucharest vs Seoul vs Sofia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 1,830,000 9,963,452 1,270,169
Official language(s) Romanian Korean Bulgarian
Level of English High Moderate High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November April-June, September-October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1388 $2268 $1327
Rent $632 $827 $584
Groceries $117 $370 $10
Dining out $169 $219 $234
Cafe $39 $72 $28
Coworking space $137 $231 $144
Mobile internet $7 $42 $10
Public transportation $22 $42 $31
Taxis $9 $43 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $14 $41
Sport and cultural events $29 $40 $19
Museums and sights $30 $7 $12
Nightlife $47 $96 $84
Gym $31 $72 $24
Yoga $61 $116 $64
Massage $32 $78 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not customary or expected 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable 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, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow