Larnaca vs Lisbon vs Valencia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 517,000 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September, October March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2120 $2147 $2138
Rent $734 $1045 $941
Groceries $169 $147 $158
Dining out $282 $294 $316
Cafe $61 $40 $45
Coworking space $226 $177 $165
Mobile internet $38 $26 $17
Public transportation $68 $68 $41
Taxis $45 $29 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $19 $33
Sport and cultural events $30 $32 $79
Museums and sights $9 $26 $47
Nightlife $119 $51 $71
Gym $116 $70 $37
Yoga $114 $70 $94
Massage $59 $54 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, FreeNow Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable 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 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 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 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 98 listings on Happy Cow