Prague vs Sofia vs Tbilisi

Prague 🇨🇿
Sofia 🇧🇬
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 1,305,737 1,270,169 1,108,700
Official language(s) Czech Bulgarian Georgian
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit June - October April-June, September-October March - June
Currency CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (лв) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2057 $1503 $1363
Rent $888 $661 $700
Groceries $180 $12 $104
Dining out $274 $265 $157
Cafe $61 $32 $42
Coworking space $200 $163 $116
Mobile internet $28 $12 $4
Public transportation $69 $35 $8
Taxis $38 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $21 $47 $25
Sport and cultural events $21 $21 $20
Museums and sights $40 $14 $8
Nightlife $56 $95 $49
Gym $64 $27 $31
Yoga $75 $72 $35
Massage $42 $34 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, T-Mobile A1, Telenor, Vivacom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafés 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Uber, Liftago TaxiMe, TaxiStars Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall 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! 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. 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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 112 options on HappyCow 20 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow