Istanbul vs Rio de Janeiro vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 6,718,903 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Galeรฃo International Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October January - March, December May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $1858 $1410
Rent $687 $1080 $680
Groceries $86 $96 $155
Dining out $157 $213 $10
Cafe $35 $25 $29
Coworking space $96 $132 $109
Mobile internet $6 $7 $3
Public transportation $12 $34 $55
Taxis $12 $14 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $17 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $56 $14
Museums and sights $29 $26 $9
Nightlife $42 $55 $122
Gym $18 $31 $75
Yoga $45 $40 $90
Massage $29 $32 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Tim, Claro, Vivo Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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. 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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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. 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 54 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow