Bucharest vs New York City vs Valencia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,830,000 8,323,340 834,000
Official language(s) Romanian English (de facto) Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - October April - June, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $5431 $2140
Rent $665 $2891 $942
Groceries $123 $383 $158
Dining out $178 $656 $316
Cafe $41 $72 $45
Coworking space $144 $326 $165
Mobile internet $8 $45 $17
Public transportation $23 $220 $41
Taxis $10 $78 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $30 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $100 $79
Museums and sights $32 $74 $47
Nightlife $49 $195 $71
Gym $33 $55 $37
Yoga $64 $197 $94
Massage $34 $109 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, Orange
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 Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Lyft Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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. Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow