Barcelona vs Lisbon

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 5,585,556 517,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - May, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2384 $1984
Rent $932 $965
Groceries $121 $136
Dining out $403 $271
Cafe $45 $37
Coworking space $213 $164
Mobile internet $10 $24
Public transportation $127 $63
Taxis $48 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $18
Sport and cultural events $81 $29
Museums and sights $33 $24
Nightlife $112 $47
Gym $81 $65
Yoga $93 $65
Massage $59 $50
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber, FreeNow
Tap water 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow