Barcelona vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 5,585,556 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November April - June, September and October May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2713 $1279 $1410
Rent $1061 $687 $680
Groceries $138 $86 $155
Dining out $458 $157 $10
Cafe $51 $35 $29
Coworking space $242 $96 $109
Mobile internet $12 $6 $3
Public transportation $145 $12 $55
Taxis $55 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $93 $21 $14
Museums and sights $38 $29 $9
Nightlife $127 $42 $122
Gym $93 $18 $75
Yoga $106 $45 $90
Massage $68 $29 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow