Playa del Carmen vs Porto vs Prague vs Valencia

Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Porto 🇵🇹
Prague 🇨🇿
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 259,453 237,559 1,305,737 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Czech Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Moderate Very High High Moderate
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December May - September June - October March - June, September, October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2188 $2001 $1976 $2248
Rent $943 $816 $854 $989
Groceries $129 $169 $173 $166
Dining out $211 $318 $263 $333
Cafe $43 $51 $58 $48
Coworking space $163 $109 $192 $173
Mobile internet $21 $24 $27 $18
Public transportation $17 $108 $66 $43
Taxis $9 $29 $36 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $12 $21 $34
Sport and cultural events $99 $51 $21 $83
Museums and sights $221 $27 $38 $50
Nightlife $79 $75 $54 $75
Gym $43 $64 $62 $39
Yoga $56 $94 $72 $99
Massage $103 $55 $40 $51
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile Vodafone, Orange
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 Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago Cabify, FreeNow
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! Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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. Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow