Austin vs Larnaca

Austin 🇺🇸
Larnaca 🇨🇾
Population 926,426 144,900
Official language(s) English (de facto) Greek
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October - December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1959
Rent $1650 $678
Groceries $243 $157
Dining out $396 $261
Cafe $66 $56
Coworking space $331 $209
Mobile internet $40 $35
Public transportation $110 $63
Taxis $73 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $45
Sport and cultural events $54 $28
Museums and sights $11 $8
Nightlife $124 $110
Gym $62 $107
Yoga $139 $105
Massage $89 $54
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft nTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available