Austin vs Madrid

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 926,426 6,578,0179
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2498
Rent $1650 $1174
Groceries $243 $175
Dining out $396 $313
Cafe $66 $51
Coworking space $331 $196
Mobile internet $40 $10
Public transportation $110 $78
Taxis $73 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $49
Sport and cultural events $54 $54
Museums and sights $11 $20
Nightlife $124 $82
Gym $62 $44
Yoga $139 $142
Massage $89 $64
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries 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!
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow