Larnaca vs Madrid vs Valencia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 6,578,0179 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2122 $2705 $2140
Rent $735 $1272 $942
Groceries $170 $190 $158
Dining out $283 $339 $316
Cafe $61 $55 $45
Coworking space $226 $212 $165
Mobile internet $38 $11 $17
Public transportation $68 $85 $41
Taxis $45 $47 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $53 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $59 $79
Museums and sights $9 $21 $47
Nightlife $119 $89 $71
Gym $116 $47 $37
Yoga $114 $154 $94
Massage $59 $69 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now 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, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros 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. Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! 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 85 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow