Larnaca vs Sofia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 144,900 1,270,169
Official language(s) Greek Bulgarian
Level of English High High
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December April-June, September-October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $2229 $1467
Rent $772 $645
Groceries $178 $12
Dining out $297 $258
Cafe $64 $31
Coworking space $238 $159
Mobile internet $40 $12
Public transportation $71 $34
Taxis $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $51 $46
Sport and cultural events $32 $21
Museums and sights $10 $13
Nightlife $125 $93
Gym $122 $26
Yoga $120 $70
Massage $62 $33
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps nTaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars
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.. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
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. Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 20 options on HappyCow