Larnaca vs Rio de Janeiro vs Ubud vs Valencia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 144,900 6,718,903 112,490 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Low Low Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Galeรฃo International Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - March, December May - October March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2120 $1721 $1424 $2138
Rent $734 $1001 $687 $941
Groceries $169 $89 $157 $158
Dining out $282 $197 $10 $316
Cafe $61 $23 $29 $45
Coworking space $226 $122 $110 $165
Mobile internet $38 $7 $3 $17
Public transportation $68 $31 $56 $41
Taxis $45 $13 $14 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $15 $35 $33
Sport and cultural events $30 $51 $15 $79
Museums and sights $9 $24 $9 $47
Nightlife $119 $51 $123 $71
Gym $116 $29 $75 $37
Yoga $114 $37 $91 $94
Massage $59 $30 $10 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Tim, Claro, Vivo Telkomsel, XL Axiata Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Grab, GoJek Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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.. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum 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. 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. Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit 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 54 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow