Porto vs Rio de Janeiro vs Seoul

Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 237,559 6,718,903 9,963,452
Official language(s) Portuguese Portuguese Korean
Level of English Very High Low Moderate
Main airport Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Galeรฃo International Airport Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $1759 $1833 $2184
Rent $717 $1066 $797
Groceries $148 $95 $356
Dining out $280 $210 $211
Cafe $45 $25 $69
Coworking space $96 $130 $222
Mobile internet $21 $7 $40
Public transportation $95 $33 $40
Taxis $25 $14 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $16 $13
Sport and cultural events $45 $55 $39
Museums and sights $24 $26 $6
Nightlife $66 $54 $93
Gym $56 $31 $69
Yoga $82 $40 $112
Massage $48 $32 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, MEO, NOS Tim, Claro, Vivo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 46 options on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow