Istanbul vs Prague vs Tbilisi

Istanbul 🇹🇷
Prague 🇨🇿
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 15,520,000 1,305,737 1,108,700
Official language(s) Turkish Czech Georgian
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October June - October March - June
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1324 $2057 $1363
Rent $711 $888 $700
Groceries $89 $180 $104
Dining out $163 $274 $157
Cafe $36 $61 $42
Coworking space $99 $200 $116
Mobile internet $6 $28 $4
Public transportation $12 $69 $8
Taxis $12 $38 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $21 $25
Sport and cultural events $22 $21 $20
Museums and sights $30 $40 $8
Nightlife $44 $56 $49
Gym $19 $64 $31
Yoga $46 $75 $35
Massage $30 $42 $49
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, T-Mobile Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, Liftago Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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! Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow