Berlin vs Budapest vs Da Nang vs Madrid vs Porto vs Tbilisi

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Da Nang 🇻🇳
Madrid 🇪🇸
Porto 🇵🇹
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 1,125,316 6,578,0179 237,559 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Hungarian Vietnamese Spanish Portuguese Georgian
Level of English Very high High Low Moderate Very High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November February - May March - May, September - November May - September March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) EUR - Euro (€) EUR - Euro (€) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1230 $959 $2498 $1759 $1462
Rent $939 $499 $316 $1174 $717 $752
Groceries $188 $108 $161 $175 $148 $112
Dining out $271 $202 $128 $313 $280 $169
Cafe $57 $29 $35 $51 $45 $45
Coworking space $174 $120 $88 $196 $96 $125
Mobile internet $23 $9 $4 $10 $21 $4
Public transportation $88 $36 $15 $78 $95 $8
Taxis $58 $27 $15 $44 $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $13 $0 $49 $10 $27
Sport and cultural events $64 $24 $6 $54 $45 $21
Museums and sights $37 $7 $2 $20 $24 $9
Nightlife $63 $43 $74 $82 $66 $53
Gym $66 $37 $34 $44 $56 $33
Yoga $99 $48 $71 $142 $82 $37
Massage $56 $26 $10 $64 $48 $53
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Vinafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Grab Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable 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. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
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 Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileña, churros Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets 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! Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow