Larnaca vs Playa del Carmen vs Ubud

Larnaca 🇨🇾
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 144,900 259,453 112,490
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - May, October - December May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2218 $2185 $1432
Rent $768 $941 $691
Groceries $177 $129 $158
Dining out $295 $211 $10
Cafe $64 $43 $29
Coworking space $236 $163 $111
Mobile internet $40 $21 $3
Public transportation $71 $17 $56
Taxis $47 $9 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $51 $50 $35
Sport and cultural events $32 $98 $15
Museums and sights $9 $221 $9
Nightlife $124 $79 $124
Gym $122 $43 $76
Yoga $119 $55 $91
Massage $61 $103 $11
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Telcel, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10-15% for restaurants Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps nTaxi N/A Grab, GoJek
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.. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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. Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 72 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow