Madrid vs Valencia

Madrid 🇪🇸
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 6,578,0179 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2498 $1976
Rent $1174 $869
Groceries $175 $146
Dining out $313 $292
Cafe $51 $42
Coworking space $196 $152
Mobile internet $10 $16
Public transportation $78 $38
Taxis $44 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $30
Sport and cultural events $54 $73
Museums and sights $20 $44
Nightlife $82 $66
Gym $44 $34
Yoga $142 $87
Massage $64 $45
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileña, churros Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow