Prague vs Rio de Janeiro

Prague 🇨🇿
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Population 1,305,737 6,718,903
Official language(s) Czech Portuguese
Level of English High Low
Main airport Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit June - October January - March, December
Currency CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $1982 $1767
Rent $856 $1027
Groceries $173 $91
Dining out $264 $203
Cafe $58 $24
Coworking space $192 $125
Mobile internet $27 $7
Public transportation $67 $32
Taxis $36 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $21 $16
Sport and cultural events $21 $53
Museums and sights $38 $25
Nightlife $54 $52
Gym $62 $29
Yoga $73 $38
Massage $40 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, T-Mobile Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Uber, Liftago Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water 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! 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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés 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 112 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow