Madrid vs Playa del Carmen

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 6,578,0179 259,453
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2498 $2143
Rent $1174 $923
Groceries $175 $127
Dining out $313 $207
Cafe $51 $42
Coworking space $196 $160
Mobile internet $10 $21
Public transportation $78 $17
Taxis $44 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $49
Sport and cultural events $54 $97
Museums and sights $20 $217
Nightlife $82 $77
Gym $44 $42
Yoga $142 $54
Massage $64 $101
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now N/A
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow