Porto vs Sofia

Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 237,559 1,270,169
Official language(s) Portuguese Bulgarian
Level of English Very High High
Main airport Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit May - September April-June, September-October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2034 $1498
Rent $829 $659
Groceries $171 $12
Dining out $324 $264
Cafe $52 $32
Coworking space $111 $162
Mobile internet $24 $12
Public transportation $110 $35
Taxis $29 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $12 $46
Sport and cultural events $52 $21
Museums and sights $28 $14
Nightlife $76 $95
Gym $65 $27
Yoga $95 $72
Massage $56 $34
SIM card options Vodafone, MEO, NOS A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 46 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow