Rio de Janeiro vs Valencia

Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 6,718,903 834,000
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Galeรฃo International Airport Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - June, September, October
Currency BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1731 $2138
Rent $1006 $941
Groceries $90 $158
Dining out $198 $316
Cafe $24 $45
Coworking space $123 $165
Mobile internet $7 $17
Public transportation $32 $41
Taxis $13 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $15 $33
Sport and cultural events $52 $79
Museums and sights $24 $47
Nightlife $51 $71
Gym $29 $37
Yoga $38 $94
Massage $30 $49
SIM card options Tim, Claro, Vivo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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. Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 54 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow