Madrid vs Mexico City

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 6,578,0179 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2909 $1809
Rent $1367 $754
Groceries $204 $272
Dining out $365 $177
Cafe $60 $48
Coworking space $229 $154
Mobile internet $12 $24
Public transportation $91 $11
Taxis $51 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $57 $23
Sport and cultural events $63 $79
Museums and sights $23 $19
Nightlife $96 $62
Gym $51 $67
Yoga $165 $63
Massage $74 $49
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber
Tap water 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
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
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)
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow