Madrid vs Porto

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 6,578,0179 237,559
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Moderate Very High
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2827 $1991
Rent $1329 $812
Groceries $198 $168
Dining out $354 $317
Cafe $58 $51
Coworking space $222 $109
Mobile internet $12 $24
Public transportation $89 $108
Taxis $50 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $56 $12
Sport and cultural events $61 $51
Museums and sights $22 $27
Nightlife $93 $74
Gym $50 $64
Yoga $161 $93
Massage $72 $54
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros 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 Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow