Larnaca vs Mexico City vs Playa del Carmen

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 144,900 8,850,000 259,453
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, October, November January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2218 $1904 $2185
Rent $768 $793 $941
Groceries $177 $287 $129
Dining out $295 $186 $211
Cafe $64 $50 $43
Coworking space $236 $162 $163
Mobile internet $40 $25 $21
Public transportation $71 $11 $17
Taxis $47 $9 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $51 $24 $50
Sport and cultural events $32 $83 $98
Museums and sights $9 $20 $221
Nightlife $124 $65 $79
Gym $122 $70 $43
Yoga $119 $67 $55
Massage $61 $52 $103
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Telcel, Movistar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber N/A
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
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. Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 279 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow