Lisbon vs Rio de Janeiro

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 517,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) Portuguese Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $1984 $1833
Rent $965 $1066
Groceries $136 $95
Dining out $271 $210
Cafe $37 $25
Coworking space $164 $130
Mobile internet $24 $7
Public transportation $63 $33
Taxis $27 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $16
Sport and cultural events $29 $55
Museums and sights $24 $26
Nightlife $47 $54
Gym $65 $31
Yoga $65 $40
Massage $50 $32
SIM card options Vodafone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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 Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants 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 401 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow