Mexico City vs Playa del Carmen

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 8,850,000 259,453
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November January - May, October - December
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1901 $2181
Rent $792 $940
Groceries $286 $129
Dining out $186 $211
Cafe $50 $43
Coworking space $162 $163
Mobile internet $25 $21
Public transportation $11 $17
Taxis $9 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $50
Sport and cultural events $83 $98
Museums and sights $20 $221
Nightlife $65 $79
Gym $70 $43
Yoga $67 $55
Massage $51 $103
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Uber N/A
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 279 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow