Mexico City vs Playa del Carmen vs Ubud

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 8,850,000 259,453 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Moderate Low
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November January - May, October - December May - October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1827 $2096 $1438
Rent $761 $903 $694
Groceries $275 $124 $158
Dining out $178 $203 $10
Cafe $48 $41 $29
Coworking space $156 $156 $112
Mobile internet $24 $21 $3
Public transportation $11 $16 $56
Taxis $8 $8 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $23 $48 $35
Sport and cultural events $80 $94 $15
Museums and sights $19 $212 $9
Nightlife $63 $75 $124
Gym $67 $41 $76
Yoga $64 $53 $92
Massage $49 $99 $11
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Telcel, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10-15% for restaurants Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber N/A Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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 Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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 Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 279 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow