Larnaca vs Playa del Carmen

Larnaca 🇨🇾
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Population 144,900 259,453
Official language(s) Greek Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (€) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $2012 $2224
Rent $697 $958
Groceries $161 $131
Dining out $268 $215
Cafe $58 $44
Coworking space $214 $166
Mobile internet $36 $22
Public transportation $64 $17
Taxis $43 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $46 $51
Sport and cultural events $29 $100
Museums and sights $9 $225
Nightlife $113 $80
Gym $110 $43
Yoga $108 $56
Massage $56 $105
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps nTaxi N/A
Tap water 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
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka 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. 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 72 listings on Happy Cow