Austin vs Berlin

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 926,426 3,400,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) German
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2564
Rent $1650 $1095
Groceries $243 $219
Dining out $396 $316
Cafe $66 $67
Coworking space $331 $203
Mobile internet $40 $27
Public transportation $110 $102
Taxis $73 $68
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $19
Sport and cultural events $54 $74
Museums and sights $11 $43
Nightlife $124 $73
Gym $62 $77
Yoga $139 $116
Massage $89 $66
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber
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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow