Rio de Janeiro vs Tbilisi

Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 6,718,903 1,108,700
Official language(s) Portuguese Georgian
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Galeรฃo International Airport Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - June
Currency BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1863 $1378
Rent $1083 $708
Groceries $96 $105
Dining out $213 $159
Cafe $25 $43
Coworking space $132 $118
Mobile internet $7 $4
Public transportation $34 $8
Taxis $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $26
Sport and cultural events $56 $20
Museums and sights $26 $8
Nightlife $55 $50
Gym $31 $31
Yoga $40 $35
Massage $32 $50
SIM card options Tim, Claro, Vivo Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Yandex, Bolt
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. 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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 54 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow