Austin vs Berlin vs Porto

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 926,426 3,400,000 237,559
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high Very High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September May - September
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 Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2158 $1725
Rent $1650 $921 $703
Groceries $243 $184 $145
Dining out $396 $266 $274
Cafe $66 $56 $44
Coworking space $331 $171 $94
Mobile internet $40 $23 $20
Public transportation $110 $86 $93
Taxis $73 $57 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $10
Sport and cultural events $54 $62 $44
Museums and sights $11 $36 $24
Nightlife $124 $61 $64
Gym $62 $64 $55
Yoga $139 $97 $81
Massage $89 $55 $47
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable 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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow