Berlin vs Bucharest vs Larnaca

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 144,900
Official language(s) German Romanian Greek
Level of English Very high High High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October March - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2381 $1461 $2120
Rent $1016 $665 $734
Groceries $203 $123 $169
Dining out $294 $178 $282
Cafe $62 $41 $61
Coworking space $189 $144 $226
Mobile internet $25 $8 $38
Public transportation $95 $23 $68
Taxis $63 $10 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $49
Sport and cultural events $69 $31 $30
Museums and sights $40 $32 $9
Nightlife $68 $49 $119
Gym $71 $33 $116
Yoga $107 $64 $114
Massage $61 $34 $59
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber nTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available