Austin vs Larnaca vs Madrid

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 926,426 144,900 6,578,0179
Official language(s) English (de facto) Greek Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2218 $2827
Rent $1650 $768 $1329
Groceries $243 $177 $198
Dining out $396 $295 $354
Cafe $66 $64 $58
Coworking space $331 $236 $222
Mobile internet $40 $40 $12
Public transportation $110 $71 $89
Taxis $73 $47 $50
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $51 $56
Sport and cultural events $54 $32 $61
Museums and sights $11 $9 $22
Nightlife $124 $124 $93
Gym $62 $122 $50
Yoga $139 $119 $161
Massage $89 $61 $72
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft nTaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 85 listings on Happy Cow