New York City vs Tbilisi

New York City 🇺🇸
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 8,323,340 1,108,700
Official language(s) English (de facto) Georgian
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - June
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $5431 $1462
Rent $2891 $752
Groceries $383 $112
Dining out $656 $169
Cafe $72 $45
Coworking space $326 $125
Mobile internet $45 $4
Public transportation $220 $8
Taxis $78 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $27
Sport and cultural events $100 $21
Museums and sights $74 $9
Nightlife $195 $53
Gym $55 $33
Yoga $197 $37
Massage $109 $53
SIM card options AT&T, Verizon Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 309 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow