New York City vs Prague vs Tbilisi

New York City 🇺🇸
Prague 🇨🇿
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 8,323,340 1,305,737 1,108,700
Official language(s) English (de facto) Czech Georgian
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November June - October March - June
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $5431 $2057 $1363
Rent $2891 $888 $700
Groceries $383 $180 $104
Dining out $656 $274 $157
Cafe $72 $61 $42
Coworking space $326 $200 $116
Mobile internet $45 $28 $4
Public transportation $220 $69 $8
Taxis $78 $38 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $21 $25
Sport and cultural events $100 $21 $20
Museums and sights $74 $40 $8
Nightlife $195 $56 $49
Gym $55 $64 $31
Yoga $197 $75 $35
Massage $109 $42 $49
SIM card options AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, T-Mobile Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Liftago Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 309 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow