Berlin vs Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 2,900,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Romanian Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high High High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October September - December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No Yes
Average monthly costs $2158 $1330 $1255 $2450
Rent $921 $605 $802 $1152
Groceries $184 $112 $93 $172
Dining out $266 $162 $115 $307
Cafe $56 $37 $24 $50
Coworking space $171 $131 $90 $192
Mobile internet $23 $7 $11 $10
Public transportation $86 $21 $8 $77
Taxis $57 $9 $9 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $25 $13 $48
Sport and cultural events $62 $28 $23 $53
Museums and sights $36 $29 $4 $19
Nightlife $61 $45 $22 $81
Gym $64 $30 $14 $43
Yoga $97 $58 $18 $139
Massage $55 $31 $10 $62
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
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% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow