Sofia vs Tbilisi

Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 1,270,169 1,108,700
Official language(s) Bulgarian Georgian
Level of English High Low
Main airport Sofia International Airport (SOF) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit April-June, September-October March - June
Currency BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1289 $1462
Rent $567 $752
Groceries $10 $112
Dining out $227 $169
Cafe $27 $45
Coworking space $140 $125
Mobile internet $10 $4
Public transportation $30 $8
Taxis $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $40 $27
Sport and cultural events $18 $21
Museums and sights $12 $9
Nightlife $82 $53
Gym $23 $33
Yoga $62 $37
Massage $29 $53
SIM card options A1, Telenor, Vivacom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps TaxiMe, TaxiStars Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. 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 Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 20 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow