Mexico City vs New York City

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 8,850,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto)
Level of English Moderate Very high
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November April - June, September - November
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $1904 $5431
Rent $793 $2891
Groceries $287 $383
Dining out $186 $656
Cafe $50 $72
Coworking space $162 $326
Mobile internet $25 $45
Public transportation $11 $220
Taxis $9 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $30
Sport and cultural events $83 $100
Museums and sights $20 $74
Nightlife $65 $195
Gym $70 $55
Yoga $67 $197
Massage $52 $109
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Uber Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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 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 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 279 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow