Playa del Carmen vs Porto vs Prague vs Ubud

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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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 259,453 237,559 1,305,737 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Czech Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Very High High Low
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Vรกclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December May - September June - October May - October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kฤ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2188 $2001 $1976 $1410
Rent $943 $816 $854 $680
Groceries $129 $169 $173 $155
Dining out $211 $318 $263 $10
Cafe $43 $51 $58 $29
Coworking space $163 $109 $192 $109
Mobile internet $21 $24 $27 $3
Public transportation $17 $108 $66 $55
Taxis $9 $29 $36 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $12 $21 $35
Sport and cultural events $99 $51 $21 $14
Museums and sights $221 $27 $38 $9
Nightlife $79 $75 $54 $122
Gym $43 $64 $62 $75
Yoga $56 $94 $72 $90
Massage $103 $55 $40 $10
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile Telkomsel, XL Axiata
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 Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago Grab, GoJek
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! Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
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. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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 Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow