Berlin vs Budapest vs Medellin

Berlin 🇩🇪
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Budapest 🇭🇺
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Medellin 🇨🇴
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Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 2,427,000
Official language(s) German Hungarian Spanish
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November January - April, December
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2158 $1228 $1262
Rent $921 $499 $714
Groceries $184 $108 $85
Dining out $266 $202 $128
Cafe $56 $29 $17
Coworking space $171 $120 $94
Mobile internet $23 $9 $15
Public transportation $86 $36 $20
Taxis $57 $27 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $13 $0
Sport and cultural events $62 $24 $8
Museums and sights $36 $7 $8
Nightlife $61 $43 $71
Gym $64 $37 $15
Yoga $97 $48 $52
Massage $55 $26 $20
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Claro, Tigo
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi EasyTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow