Bucharest vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese
Level of English High Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1529 $1991
Rent $696 $812
Groceries $129 $168
Dining out $186 $317
Cafe $43 $51
Coworking space $151 $109
Mobile internet $8 $24
Public transportation $24 $108
Taxis $10 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $12
Sport and cultural events $32 $51
Museums and sights $33 $27
Nightlife $51 $74
Gym $34 $64
Yoga $67 $93
Massage $36 $54
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi 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 Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow