Lisbon vs Valencia

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 517,000 834,000
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2282 $2273
Rent $1111 $1000
Groceries $156 $168
Dining out $312 $336
Cafe $42 $48
Coworking space $189 $175
Mobile internet $28 $18
Public transportation $72 $43
Taxis $31 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $20 $35
Sport and cultural events $34 $84
Museums and sights $28 $50
Nightlife $54 $76
Gym $74 $40
Yoga $74 $100
Massage $58 $52
SIM card options Vodafone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow