Barcelona vs Porto

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 5,585,556 237,559
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Very High
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2756 $2033
Rent $1077 $829
Groceries $140 $171
Dining out $466 $323
Cafe $52 $52
Coworking space $246 $111
Mobile internet $12 $24
Public transportation $147 $110
Taxis $55 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $12
Sport and cultural events $94 $52
Museums and sights $39 $28
Nightlife $129 $76
Gym $94 $65
Yoga $107 $95
Massage $69 $55
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow