Berlin vs Budapest vs Playa del Carmen

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 259,453
Official language(s) German Hungarian Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2158 $1228 $2138
Rent $921 $499 $921
Groceries $184 $108 $126
Dining out $266 $202 $207
Cafe $56 $29 $42
Coworking space $171 $120 $160
Mobile internet $23 $9 $21
Public transportation $86 $36 $17
Taxis $57 $27 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $13 $49
Sport and cultural events $62 $24 $96
Museums and sights $36 $7 $216
Nightlife $61 $43 $77
Gym $64 $37 $42
Yoga $97 $48 $54
Massage $55 $26 $101
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi N/A
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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow