Larnaca vs Playa del Carmen vs Valencia

Larnaca 🇨🇾
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 144,900 259,453 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - May, October - December March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2122 $2041 $2140
Rent $735 $879 $942
Groceries $170 $121 $158
Dining out $283 $197 $316
Cafe $61 $40 $45
Coworking space $226 $152 $165
Mobile internet $38 $20 $17
Public transportation $68 $16 $41
Taxis $45 $8 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $47 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $92 $79
Museums and sights $9 $207 $47
Nightlife $119 $74 $71
Gym $116 $40 $37
Yoga $114 $52 $94
Massage $59 $96 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10-15% for restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi N/A Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water 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.. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Paella, fideuà, 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. Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's 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 72 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow