Larnaca vs Playa del Carmen vs Porto vs Prague

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Prague ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
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Population 144,900 259,453 237,559 1,305,737
Official language(s) Greek Spanish Portuguese Czech
Level of English High Moderate Very High High
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Vรกclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December January - May, October - December May - September June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kฤ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2229 $2188 $2001 $1976
Rent $772 $943 $816 $854
Groceries $178 $129 $169 $173
Dining out $297 $211 $318 $263
Cafe $64 $43 $51 $58
Coworking space $238 $163 $109 $192
Mobile internet $40 $21 $24 $27
Public transportation $71 $17 $108 $66
Taxis $48 $9 $29 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $51 $50 $12 $21
Sport and cultural events $32 $99 $51 $21
Museums and sights $10 $221 $27 $38
Nightlife $125 $79 $75 $54
Gym $122 $43 $64 $62
Yoga $120 $56 $94 $72
Massage $62 $103 $55 $40
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10-15% for restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps nTaxi N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. 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. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka 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 Vepล™o knedlo zelo, ฤŒesneฤka, Gulรกลก, Svรญฤkovรก na smetanฤ›, Ovocnรฉ Knedlรญky.
Eat like a local Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafรฉs
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow