Barcelona vs Mexico City

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 5,585,556 8,850,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2698 $1904
Rent $1055 $793
Groceries $137 $287
Dining out $456 $186
Cafe $51 $50
Coworking space $241 $162
Mobile internet $12 $25
Public transportation $144 $11
Taxis $54 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $24
Sport and cultural events $92 $83
Museums and sights $38 $20
Nightlife $126 $65
Gym $92 $70
Yoga $105 $67
Massage $67 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow