Larnaca vs Lisbon vs Rio de Janeiro vs Valencia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 517,000 6,718,903 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Galeรฃo International Airport Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September, October January - March, December March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2120 $2147 $1721 $2138
Rent $734 $1045 $1001 $941
Groceries $169 $147 $89 $158
Dining out $282 $294 $197 $316
Cafe $61 $40 $23 $45
Coworking space $226 $177 $122 $165
Mobile internet $38 $26 $7 $17
Public transportation $68 $68 $31 $41
Taxis $45 $29 $13 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $19 $15 $33
Sport and cultural events $30 $32 $51 $79
Museums and sights $9 $26 $24 $47
Nightlife $119 $51 $51 $71
Gym $116 $70 $29 $37
Yoga $114 $70 $37 $94
Massage $59 $54 $30 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone Tim, Claro, Vivo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, FreeNow Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable 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.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. 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. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants 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. 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 401 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow