Bucharest vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 1,830,000 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Romanian Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - October April - June, September and October May - October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1543 $1279 $1410
Rent $702 $687 $680
Groceries $130 $86 $155
Dining out $188 $157 $10
Cafe $43 $35 $29
Coworking space $152 $96 $109
Mobile internet $8 $6 $3
Public transportation $24 $12 $55
Taxis $10 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $33 $21 $14
Museums and sights $34 $29 $9
Nightlife $52 $42 $122
Gym $35 $18 $75
Yoga $67 $45 $90
Massage $36 $29 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias 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 33 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow