Playa del Carmen vs Prague vs Valencia

Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
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Population 259,453 1,305,737 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Czech Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Moderate High Moderate
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December June - October March - June, September, October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2207 $2057 $2301
Rent $951 $888 $1012
Groceries $130 $180 $170
Dining out $213 $274 $340
Cafe $44 $61 $49
Coworking space $165 $200 $177
Mobile internet $22 $28 $18
Public transportation $17 $69 $44
Taxis $9 $38 $49
Shared bicycles and scooters $51 $21 $35
Sport and cultural events $99 $21 $85
Museums and sights $223 $40 $51
Nightlife $79 $56 $77
Gym $43 $64 $40
Yoga $56 $75 $101
Massage $104 $42 $52
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps N/A Uber, Liftago Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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 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 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 112 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow