Bucharest vs Playa del Carmen

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 1,830,000 259,453
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit April - October January - May, October - December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1543 $2188
Rent $702 $943
Groceries $130 $129
Dining out $188 $211
Cafe $43 $43
Coworking space $152 $163
Mobile internet $8 $21
Public transportation $24 $17
Taxis $10 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $50
Sport and cultural events $33 $99
Museums and sights $34 $221
Nightlife $52 $79
Gym $35 $43
Yoga $67 $56
Massage $36 $103
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber N/A
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow