Barcelona vs Mexico City vs New York City

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 5,585,556 8,850,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish English (de facto)
Level of English High Moderate Very high
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - May, October, November April - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2384 $1867 $5431
Rent $932 $778 $2891
Groceries $121 $281 $383
Dining out $403 $182 $656
Cafe $45 $49 $72
Coworking space $213 $159 $326
Mobile internet $10 $25 $45
Public transportation $127 $11 $220
Taxis $48 $9 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $24 $30
Sport and cultural events $81 $81 $100
Museums and sights $33 $20 $74
Nightlife $112 $64 $195
Gym $81 $69 $55
Yoga $93 $65 $197
Massage $59 $51 $109
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Telcel, Movistar AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber Uber, Lyft
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable 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 American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow