Barcelona vs Berlin

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 5,585,556 3,400,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish German
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Berlin Tegel (TXL)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2384 $2200
Rent $932 $939
Groceries $121 $188
Dining out $403 $271
Cafe $45 $57
Coworking space $213 $174
Mobile internet $10 $23
Public transportation $127 $88
Taxis $48 $58
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $17
Sport and cultural events $81 $64
Museums and sights $33 $37
Nightlife $112 $63
Gym $81 $66
Yoga $93 $99
Massage $59 $56
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Mytaxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow