Austin vs Berlin vs Larnaca

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Population 926,426 3,400,000 144,900
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Greek
Level of English Very high Very high High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September March - May, October - December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2381 $2120
Rent $1650 $1016 $734
Groceries $243 $203 $169
Dining out $396 $294 $282
Cafe $66 $62 $61
Coworking space $331 $189 $226
Mobile internet $40 $25 $38
Public transportation $110 $95 $68
Taxis $73 $63 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $49
Sport and cultural events $54 $69 $30
Museums and sights $11 $40 $9
Nightlife $124 $68 $119
Gym $62 $71 $116
Yoga $139 $107 $114
Massage $89 $61 $59
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber nTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available