Berlin vs Chiang Mai vs Da Nang vs Madrid vs Porto vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 3,400,000 1,166,978 1,125,316 6,578,0179 237,559 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Thai Vietnamese Spanish Portuguese Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Low Moderate Very High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September November - April February - May March - May, September - November May - September March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. 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 $974 $959 $2498 $1759 $1462
Rent $939 $274 $316 $1174 $717 $752
Groceries $188 $169 $161 $175 $148 $112
Dining out $271 $108 $128 $313 $280 $169
Cafe $57 $45 $35 $51 $45 $45
Coworking space $174 $95 $88 $196 $96 $125
Mobile internet $23 $11 $4 $10 $21 $4
Public transportation $88 $60 $15 $78 $95 $8
Taxis $58 $20 $15 $44 $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $10 $0 $49 $10 $27
Sport and cultural events $64 $8 $6 $54 $45 $21
Museums and sights $37 $8 $2 $20 $24 $9
Nightlife $63 $62 $74 $82 $66 $53
Gym $66 $41 $34 $44 $56 $33
Yoga $99 $55 $71 $142 $82 $37
Massage $56 $10 $10 $64 $48 $53
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AIS, DTAC Viettel, Vinafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 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 cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab Grab Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua 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 madrileรฑa, 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 Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 90 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow