Larnaca vs Madrid

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Greek Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1959 $2498
Rent $678 $1174
Groceries $157 $175
Dining out $261 $313
Cafe $56 $51
Coworking space $209 $196
Mobile internet $35 $10
Public transportation $63 $78
Taxis $42 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $45 $49
Sport and cultural events $28 $54
Museums and sights $8 $20
Nightlife $110 $82
Gym $107 $44
Yoga $105 $142
Massage $54 $64
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
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, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
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. Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 85 listings on Happy Cow