Barcelona vs Valencia

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 5,585,556 834,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2761 $2289
Rent $1080 $1007
Groceries $140 $169
Dining out $467 $339
Cafe $52 $48
Coworking space $247 $177
Mobile internet $12 $18
Public transportation $148 $44
Taxis $56 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $35
Sport and cultural events $94 $85
Museums and sights $39 $51
Nightlife $129 $76
Gym $94 $40
Yoga $108 $100
Massage $69 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow