Istanbul vs Porto

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 15,520,000 237,559
Official language(s) Turkish Portuguese
Level of English Low Very High
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October May - September
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $659 $1759
Rent $354 $717
Groceries $44 $148
Dining out $81 $280
Cafe $18 $45
Coworking space $49 $96
Mobile internet $3 $21
Public transportation $6 $95
Taxis $6 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $10
Sport and cultural events $11 $45
Museums and sights $15 $24
Nightlife $22 $66
Gym $9 $56
Yoga $23 $82
Massage $15 $48
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight 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 Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow