Larnaca vs Lisbon

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 144,900 517,000
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1959 $1984
Rent $678 $965
Groceries $157 $136
Dining out $261 $271
Cafe $56 $37
Coworking space $209 $164
Mobile internet $35 $24
Public transportation $63 $63
Taxis $42 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $45 $18
Sport and cultural events $28 $29
Museums and sights $8 $24
Nightlife $110 $47
Gym $107 $65
Yoga $105 $65
Massage $54 $50
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not 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
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow