Barcelona vs Larnaca vs Seoul

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 5,585,556 144,900 9,963,452
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Greek Korean
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2698 $2218 $2426
Rent $1055 $768 $885
Groceries $137 $177 $396
Dining out $456 $295 $234
Cafe $51 $64 $77
Coworking space $241 $236 $247
Mobile internet $12 $40 $44
Public transportation $144 $71 $45
Taxis $54 $47 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $51 $15
Sport and cultural events $92 $32 $43
Museums and sights $38 $9 $7
Nightlife $126 $124 $103
Gym $92 $122 $77
Yoga $105 $119 $124
Massage $67 $61 $83
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow nTaxi Uber, Kakao
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 57 options on Happy Cow