Playa del Carmen vs Valencia

Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 259,453 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December March - June, September, October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2152 $2282
Rent $927 $1004
Groceries $127 $169
Dining out $208 $338
Cafe $43 $48
Coworking space $161 $176
Mobile internet $21 $18
Public transportation $17 $43
Taxis $9 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $35
Sport and cultural events $97 $84
Museums and sights $218 $51
Nightlife $77 $76
Gym $42 $40
Yoga $55 $100
Massage $102 $52
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps N/A Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 72 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow