Istanbul vs Valencia

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 15,520,000 834,000
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October March - June, September, October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $659 $1976
Rent $354 $869
Groceries $44 $146
Dining out $81 $292
Cafe $18 $42
Coworking space $49 $152
Mobile internet $3 $16
Public transportation $6 $38
Taxis $6 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $30
Sport and cultural events $11 $73
Museums and sights $15 $44
Nightlife $22 $66
Gym $9 $34
Yoga $23 $87
Massage $15 $45
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps BiTaksi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow