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 $2827 $2185
Rent $1329 $941
Groceries $198 $129
Dining out $354 $211
Cafe $58 $43
Coworking space $222 $163
Mobile internet $12 $21
Public transportation $89 $17
Taxis $50 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $56 $50
Sport and cultural events $61 $98
Museums and sights $22 $221
Nightlife $93 $79
Gym $50 $43
Yoga $161 $55
Massage $72 $103
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