Rio de Janeiro vs Sofia

Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 6,718,903 1,270,169
Official language(s) Portuguese Bulgarian
Level of English Low High
Main airport Galeรฃo International Airport Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April-June, September-October
Currency BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1866 $1503
Rent $1085 $661
Groceries $97 $12
Dining out $214 $265
Cafe $25 $32
Coworking space $132 $163
Mobile internet $7 $12
Public transportation $34 $35
Taxis $15 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $47
Sport and cultural events $56 $21
Museums and sights $26 $14
Nightlife $55 $95
Gym $31 $27
Yoga $40 $72
Massage $32 $34
SIM card options Tim, Claro, Vivo A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. 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.
Local food specialities Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local 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. Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 54 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow