Mexico City vs New York City vs Tbilisi

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Population 8,850,000 8,323,340 1,108,700
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto) Georgian
Level of English Moderate Very high Low
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November April - June, September - November March - June
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1863 $5431 $1581
Rent $776 $2891 $812
Groceries $280 $383 $121
Dining out $182 $656 $182
Cafe $49 $72 $49
Coworking space $159 $326 $135
Mobile internet $25 $45 $4
Public transportation $11 $220 $9
Taxis $9 $78 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $30 $29
Sport and cultural events $81 $100 $23
Museums and sights $20 $74 $10
Nightlife $64 $195 $57
Gym $69 $55 $36
Yoga $65 $197 $40
Massage $50 $109 $57
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar AT&T, Verizon Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Uber Uber, Lyft Yandex, Bolt
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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
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. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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 Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 279 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow