Istanbul vs Mexico City

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 15,520,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October March - May, October, November
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $659 $1867
Rent $354 $778
Groceries $44 $281
Dining out $81 $182
Cafe $18 $49
Coworking space $49 $159
Mobile internet $3 $25
Public transportation $6 $11
Taxis $6 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $24
Sport and cultural events $11 $81
Museums and sights $15 $20
Nightlife $22 $64
Gym $9 $69
Yoga $23 $65
Massage $15 $51
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow