Berlin vs Budapest vs Valencia

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 834,000
Official language(s) German Hungarian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (€)
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 $1938
Rent $921 $499 $853
Groceries $184 $108 $143
Dining out $266 $202 $287
Cafe $56 $29 $41
Coworking space $171 $120 $149
Mobile internet $23 $9 $15
Public transportation $86 $36 $37
Taxis $57 $27 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $13 $30
Sport and cultural events $62 $24 $72
Museums and sights $36 $7 $43
Nightlife $61 $43 $64
Gym $64 $37 $34
Yoga $97 $48 $85
Massage $55 $26 $44
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods 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 Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow