Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Valencia

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 5,585,556 1,830,000 834,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Romanian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November April - October March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2582 $1462 $2140
Rent $1009 $665 $942
Groceries $131 $123 $158
Dining out $436 $178 $316
Cafe $49 $41 $45
Coworking space $231 $144 $165
Mobile internet $11 $8 $17
Public transportation $138 $23 $41
Taxis $52 $10 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $27 $33
Sport and cultural events $88 $31 $79
Museums and sights $36 $32 $47
Nightlife $121 $49 $71
Gym $88 $33 $37
Yoga $101 $64 $94
Massage $64 $34 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow