Lisbon vs Sofia

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 517,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Portuguese Bulgarian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October April-June, September-October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2310 $1501
Rent $1124 $660
Groceries $158 $12
Dining out $316 $264
Cafe $43 $32
Coworking space $191 $163
Mobile internet $28 $12
Public transportation $73 $35
Taxis $32 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $21 $47
Sport and cultural events $34 $21
Museums and sights $28 $14
Nightlife $55 $95
Gym $75 $27
Yoga $75 $72
Massage $58 $34
SIM card options Vodafone A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow