Istanbul vs Playa del Carmen vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 259,453 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October January - May, October - December May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $2188 $1410
Rent $687 $943 $680
Groceries $86 $129 $155
Dining out $157 $211 $10
Cafe $35 $43 $29
Coworking space $96 $163 $109
Mobile internet $6 $21 $3
Public transportation $12 $17 $55
Taxis $12 $9 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $50 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $99 $14
Museums and sights $29 $221 $9
Nightlife $42 $79 $122
Gym $18 $43 $75
Yoga $45 $56 $90
Massage $29 $103 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi N/A Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow