Barcelona vs Rio de Janeiro

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,585,556 6,718,903
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Low
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2384 $1833
Rent $932 $1066
Groceries $121 $95
Dining out $403 $210
Cafe $45 $25
Coworking space $213 $130
Mobile internet $10 $7
Public transportation $127 $33
Taxis $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $16
Sport and cultural events $81 $55
Museums and sights $33 $26
Nightlife $112 $54
Gym $81 $31
Yoga $93 $40
Massage $59 $32
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots 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.
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow