Playa del Carmen vs Porto vs Prague vs Tbilisi

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Population 259,453 237,559 1,305,737 1,108,700
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Czech Georgian
Level of English Moderate Very High High Low
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December May - September June - October March - June
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2188 $2001 $1976 $1371
Rent $943 $816 $854 $705
Groceries $129 $169 $173 $105
Dining out $211 $318 $263 $158
Cafe $43 $51 $58 $42
Coworking space $163 $109 $192 $117
Mobile internet $21 $24 $27 $4
Public transportation $17 $108 $66 $8
Taxis $9 $29 $36 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $12 $21 $26
Sport and cultural events $99 $51 $21 $20
Museums and sights $221 $27 $38 $8
Nightlife $79 $75 $54 $49
Gym $43 $64 $62 $31
Yoga $56 $94 $72 $35
Massage $103 $55 $40 $49
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
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 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable Not 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! Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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 cafés Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow