Istanbul vs Playa del Carmen vs Porto

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 15,520,000 259,453 237,559
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Low Moderate Very High
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October January - May, October - December May - September
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1236 $2096 $1947
Rent $664 $903 $794
Groceries $83 $124 $164
Dining out $152 $203 $310
Cafe $34 $41 $50
Coworking space $93 $156 $106
Mobile internet $6 $21 $23
Public transportation $12 $16 $105
Taxis $11 $8 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $4 $48 $12
Sport and cultural events $20 $94 $50
Museums and sights $28 $212 $27
Nightlife $41 $75 $73
Gym $18 $41 $62
Yoga $43 $53 $91
Massage $28 $99 $53
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps BiTaksi N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow