Sofia vs Valencia

Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,270,169 834,000
Official language(s) Bulgarian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Sofia International Airport (SOF) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April-June, September-October March - June, September, October
Currency BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1289 $1976
Rent $567 $869
Groceries $10 $146
Dining out $227 $292
Cafe $27 $42
Coworking space $140 $152
Mobile internet $10 $16
Public transportation $30 $38
Taxis $12 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $40 $30
Sport and cultural events $18 $73
Museums and sights $12 $44
Nightlife $82 $66
Gym $23 $34
Yoga $62 $87
Massage $29 $45
SIM card options A1, Telenor, Vivacom Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps TaxiMe, TaxiStars Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 20 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow