Larnaca vs Porto vs Valencia

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 144,900 237,559 834,000
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Very High Moderate
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December May - September 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 $1905 $2140
Rent $735 $777 $942
Groceries $170 $161 $158
Dining out $283 $303 $316
Cafe $61 $49 $45
Coworking space $226 $104 $165
Mobile internet $38 $23 $17
Public transportation $68 $103 $41
Taxis $45 $27 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $11 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $49 $79
Museums and sights $9 $26 $47
Nightlife $119 $71 $71
Gym $116 $61 $37
Yoga $114 $89 $94
Massage $59 $52 $49
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify 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.. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa 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. Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars 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 46 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow