Porto vs Rio de Janeiro

Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 237,559 6,718,903
Official language(s) Portuguese Portuguese
Level of English Very High Low
Main airport Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $1759 $1833
Rent $717 $1066
Groceries $148 $95
Dining out $280 $210
Cafe $45 $25
Coworking space $96 $130
Mobile internet $21 $7
Public transportation $95 $33
Taxis $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $16
Sport and cultural events $45 $55
Museums and sights $24 $26
Nightlife $66 $54
Gym $56 $31
Yoga $82 $40
Massage $48 $32
SIM card options Vodafone, MEO, NOS Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. 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, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars 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 46 options on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow