Istanbul vs Prague

Istanbul 🇹🇷
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 15,520,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) Turkish Czech
Level of English Low High
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October June - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $659 $1806
Rent $354 $780
Groceries $44 $158
Dining out $81 $240
Cafe $18 $53
Coworking space $49 $175
Mobile internet $3 $24
Public transportation $6 $61
Taxis $6 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $19
Sport and cultural events $11 $19
Museums and sights $15 $35
Nightlife $22 $50
Gym $9 $56
Yoga $23 $66
Massage $15 $37
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, Liftago
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow