Lisbon vs Playa del Carmen

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 517,000 259,453
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2310 $2128
Rent $1124 $917
Groceries $158 $126
Dining out $316 $206
Cafe $43 $42
Coworking space $191 $159
Mobile internet $28 $21
Public transportation $73 $17
Taxis $32 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $21 $49
Sport and cultural events $34 $96
Museums and sights $28 $215
Nightlife $55 $77
Gym $75 $42
Yoga $75 $54
Massage $58 $101
SIM card options Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow N/A
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow