Mexico City vs New York City vs Sofia

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
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Population 8,850,000 8,323,340 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto) Bulgarian
Level of English Moderate Very high High
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November April - June, September - November April-June, September-October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $1867 $5431 $1289
Rent $778 $2891 $567
Groceries $281 $383 $10
Dining out $182 $656 $227
Cafe $49 $72 $27
Coworking space $159 $326 $140
Mobile internet $25 $45 $10
Public transportation $11 $220 $30
Taxis $9 $78 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $30 $40
Sport and cultural events $81 $100 $18
Museums and sights $20 $74 $12
Nightlife $64 $195 $82
Gym $69 $55 $23
Yoga $65 $197 $62
Massage $51 $109 $29
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar AT&T, Verizon A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber Uber, Lyft TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not 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. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
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. Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
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 Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 279 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 20 options on HappyCow