Istanbul vs Lisbon vs Mexico City

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 15,520,000 517,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Turkish Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Low Very high Moderate
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October March - May, September, October March - May, October, November
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1236 $2197 $1827
Rent $664 $1069 $761
Groceries $83 $150 $275
Dining out $152 $300 $178
Cafe $34 $40 $48
Coworking space $93 $181 $156
Mobile internet $6 $27 $24
Public transportation $12 $69 $11
Taxis $11 $30 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $4 $20 $23
Sport and cultural events $20 $32 $80
Museums and sights $28 $27 $19
Nightlife $41 $52 $63
Gym $18 $72 $67
Yoga $43 $72 $64
Massage $28 $55 $49
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, FreeNow Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow