Bucharest vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Korean
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1495 $2373
Rent $680 $865
Groceries $126 $387
Dining out $182 $229
Cafe $42 $75
Coworking space $147 $242
Mobile internet $8 $43
Public transportation $24 $44
Taxis $10 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $15
Sport and cultural events $32 $42
Museums and sights $32 $7
Nightlife $50 $101
Gym $34 $75
Yoga $65 $122
Massage $35 $81
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange 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
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water 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, 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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow