Porto vs Valencia

Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 237,559 834,000
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very High Moderate
Main airport Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2026 $2276
Rent $826 $1002
Groceries $171 $168
Dining out $322 $337
Cafe $52 $48
Coworking space $111 $176
Mobile internet $24 $18
Public transportation $109 $43
Taxis $29 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $12 $35
Sport and cultural events $52 $84
Museums and sights $28 $50
Nightlife $76 $76
Gym $65 $40
Yoga $95 $100
Massage $55 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 46 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow