Bucharest vs Prague vs Rio de Janeiro

Bucharest 🇷🇴
Prague 🇨🇿
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Population 1,830,000 1,305,737 6,718,903
Official language(s) Romanian Czech Portuguese
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit April - October June - October January - March, December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1351 $1806 $1833
Rent $615 $780 $1066
Groceries $114 $158 $95
Dining out $165 $240 $210
Cafe $38 $53 $25
Coworking space $133 $175 $130
Mobile internet $7 $24 $7
Public transportation $21 $61 $33
Taxis $9 $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $19 $16
Sport and cultural events $29 $19 $55
Museums and sights $29 $35 $26
Nightlife $45 $50 $54
Gym $30 $56 $31
Yoga $59 $66 $40
Massage $31 $37 $32
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, T-Mobile Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Liftago Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mămăligă, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbă de burtă, covrig, papanasi Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés 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.
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