Larnaca vs Madrid vs Rio de Janeiro

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 144,900 6,578,0179 6,718,903
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September - November January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1922 $2450 $1875
Rent $665 $1152 $1090
Groceries $154 $172 $97
Dining out $256 $307 $215
Cafe $55 $50 $26
Coworking space $205 $192 $133
Mobile internet $35 $10 $7
Public transportation $61 $77 $34
Taxis $41 $43 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $44 $48 $17
Sport and cultural events $28 $53 $56
Museums and sights $8 $19 $26
Nightlife $107 $81 $56
Gym $105 $43 $31
Yoga $103 $139 $41
Massage $53 $62 $32
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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.. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
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! The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 85 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow