Istanbul vs Ubud vs Valencia

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 15,520,000 112,490 834,000
Official language(s) Turkish Indonesian and Balinese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Low Moderate
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October May - October March - June, September, October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $1410 $2248
Rent $687 $680 $989
Groceries $86 $155 $166
Dining out $157 $10 $333
Cafe $35 $29 $48
Coworking space $96 $109 $173
Mobile internet $6 $3 $18
Public transportation $12 $55 $43
Taxis $12 $14 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $35 $34
Sport and cultural events $21 $14 $83
Museums and sights $29 $9 $50
Nightlife $42 $122 $75
Gym $18 $75 $39
Yoga $45 $90 $99
Massage $29 $10 $51
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps BiTaksi Grab, GoJek Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local 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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow