Playa del Carmen vs Porto vs Prague vs Seoul

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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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 259,453 237,559 1,305,737 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Czech Korean
Level of English Moderate Very High High Moderate
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Vรกclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December May - September June - October March - May, September - November
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kฤ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2188 $2001 $1976 $2479
Rent $943 $816 $854 $904
Groceries $129 $169 $173 $404
Dining out $211 $318 $263 $239
Cafe $43 $51 $58 $79
Coworking space $163 $109 $192 $252
Mobile internet $21 $24 $27 $45
Public transportation $17 $108 $66 $46
Taxis $9 $29 $36 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $12 $21 $15
Sport and cultural events $99 $51 $21 $44
Museums and sights $221 $27 $38 $7
Nightlife $79 $75 $54 $105
Gym $43 $64 $62 $79
Yoga $56 $94 $72 $127
Massage $103 $55 $40 $85
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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! Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities 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. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local 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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow