Barcelona vs Playa del Carmen

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 5,585,556 259,453
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2384 $2143
Rent $932 $923
Groceries $121 $127
Dining out $403 $207
Cafe $45 $42
Coworking space $213 $160
Mobile internet $10 $21
Public transportation $127 $17
Taxis $48 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $49
Sport and cultural events $81 $97
Museums and sights $33 $217
Nightlife $112 $77
Gym $81 $42
Yoga $93 $54
Massage $59 $101
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow N/A
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow