Larnaca vs Lisbon vs New York City

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 517,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese English (de facto)
Level of English High Very high Very high
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September, October April - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $2122 $2149 $5431
Rent $735 $1046 $2891
Groceries $170 $147 $383
Dining out $283 $294 $656
Cafe $61 $40 $72
Coworking space $226 $177 $326
Mobile internet $38 $26 $45
Public transportation $68 $68 $220
Taxis $45 $29 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $19 $30
Sport and cultural events $31 $32 $100
Museums and sights $9 $26 $74
Nightlife $119 $51 $195
Gym $116 $70 $55
Yoga $114 $70 $197
Massage $59 $54 $109
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, FreeNow Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow