Larnaca vs Medellin vs Mexico City vs Valencia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 2,427,000 8,850,000 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - April, December March - May, October, November March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2120 $1332 $1844 $2138
Rent $734 $754 $768 $941
Groceries $169 $89 $278 $158
Dining out $282 $135 $180 $316
Cafe $61 $18 $49 $45
Coworking space $226 $99 $157 $165
Mobile internet $38 $16 $24 $17
Public transportation $68 $21 $11 $41
Taxis $45 $15 $9 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $0 $23 $33
Sport and cultural events $30 $8 $80 $79
Museums and sights $9 $9 $19 $47
Nightlife $119 $75 $63 $71
Gym $116 $16 $68 $37
Yoga $114 $55 $65 $94
Massage $59 $21 $50 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi EasyTaxi Uber Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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.. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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. Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow