Berlin vs Da Nang vs Madrid vs Playa del Carmen vs Porto vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 3,400,000 1,125,316 6,578,0179 259,453 237,559 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Spanish Spanish Portuguese Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Moderate Moderate Very High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September February - May March - May, September - November January - May, October - December May - September March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $959 $2498 $2143 $1759 $1462
Rent $939 $316 $1174 $923 $717 $752
Groceries $188 $161 $175 $127 $148 $112
Dining out $271 $128 $313 $207 $280 $169
Cafe $57 $35 $51 $42 $45 $45
Coworking space $174 $88 $196 $160 $96 $125
Mobile internet $23 $4 $10 $21 $21 $4
Public transportation $88 $15 $78 $17 $95 $8
Taxis $58 $15 $44 $9 $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $49 $49 $10 $27
Sport and cultural events $64 $6 $54 $97 $45 $21
Museums and sights $37 $2 $20 $217 $24 $9
Nightlife $63 $74 $82 $77 $66 $53
Gym $66 $34 $44 $42 $56 $33
Yoga $99 $71 $142 $54 $82 $37
Massage $56 $10 $64 $101 $48 $53
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Vinafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants 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 Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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 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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole 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 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! Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's 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 107 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow