Bucharest vs Playa del Carmen vs Valencia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 1,830,000 259,453 834,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - October January - May, October - December March - June, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1461 $2039 $2138
Rent $665 $878 $941
Groceries $123 $120 $158
Dining out $178 $197 $316
Cafe $41 $40 $45
Coworking space $144 $152 $165
Mobile internet $8 $20 $17
Public transportation $23 $16 $41
Taxis $10 $8 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $47 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $92 $79
Museums and sights $32 $206 $47
Nightlife $49 $73 $71
Gym $33 $40 $37
Yoga $64 $52 $94
Massage $34 $96 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber N/A Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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 Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow