Istanbul vs Rio de Janeiro

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 15,520,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) Turkish Portuguese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October January - March, December
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1308 $1863
Rent $703 $1083
Groceries $88 $96
Dining out $161 $213
Cafe $36 $25
Coworking space $98 $132
Mobile internet $6 $7
Public transportation $12 $34
Taxis $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $17
Sport and cultural events $22 $56
Museums and sights $30 $26
Nightlife $43 $55
Gym $19 $31
Yoga $46 $40
Massage $29 $32
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps BiTaksi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow