Bucharest vs Larnaca vs Lisbon

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 144,900 517,000
Official language(s) Romanian Greek Portuguese
Level of English High High Very high
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, October - December March - May, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $2122 $2149
Rent $665 $735 $1046
Groceries $123 $170 $147
Dining out $178 $283 $294
Cafe $41 $61 $40
Coworking space $144 $226 $177
Mobile internet $8 $38 $26
Public transportation $23 $68 $68
Taxis $10 $45 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $49 $19
Sport and cultural events $31 $31 $32
Museums and sights $32 $9 $26
Nightlife $49 $119 $51
Gym $33 $116 $70
Yoga $64 $114 $70
Massage $34 $59 $54
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber nTaxi Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow