Madrid vs Mexico City vs Sofia vs Ubud

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 6,578,0179 8,850,000 1,270,169 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Bulgarian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Moderate High Low
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October, November April-June, September-October May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2498 $1867 $1289 $1363
Rent $1174 $778 $567 $658
Groceries $175 $281 $10 $150
Dining out $313 $182 $227 $10
Cafe $51 $49 $27 $28
Coworking space $196 $159 $140 $106
Mobile internet $10 $25 $10 $3
Public transportation $78 $11 $30 $53
Taxis $44 $9 $12 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $24 $40 $33
Sport and cultural events $54 $81 $18 $14
Museums and sights $20 $20 $12 $9
Nightlife $82 $64 $82 $118
Gym $44 $69 $23 $72
Yoga $142 $65 $62 $87
Massage $64 $51 $29 $10
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar A1, Telenor, Vivacom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local 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! Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow