Istanbul vs Porto vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 237,559 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Very High Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October May - September May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $2001 $1410
Rent $687 $816 $680
Groceries $86 $169 $155
Dining out $157 $318 $10
Cafe $35 $51 $29
Coworking space $96 $109 $109
Mobile internet $6 $24 $3
Public transportation $12 $108 $55
Taxis $12 $29 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $12 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $51 $14
Museums and sights $29 $27 $9
Nightlife $42 $75 $122
Gym $18 $64 $75
Yoga $45 $94 $90
Massage $29 $55 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, MEO, NOS Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars 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 59 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow