Larnaca vs Rio de Janeiro

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 144,900 6,718,903
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese
Level of English High Low
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1959 $1833
Rent $678 $1066
Groceries $157 $95
Dining out $261 $210
Cafe $56 $25
Coworking space $209 $130
Mobile internet $35 $7
Public transportation $63 $33
Taxis $42 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $45 $16
Sport and cultural events $28 $55
Museums and sights $8 $26
Nightlife $110 $54
Gym $107 $31
Yoga $105 $40
Massage $54 $32
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Tim, Claro, Vivo
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
Taxi apps nTaxi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
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.. 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 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. 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 54 options on Happy Cow