Berlin vs Lisbon vs Mexico City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 3,400,000 517,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) German Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September, October March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1984 $1867
Rent $939 $965 $778
Groceries $188 $136 $281
Dining out $271 $271 $182
Cafe $57 $37 $49
Coworking space $174 $164 $159
Mobile internet $23 $24 $25
Public transportation $88 $63 $11
Taxis $58 $27 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $18 $24
Sport and cultural events $64 $29 $81
Museums and sights $37 $24 $20
Nightlife $63 $47 $64
Gym $66 $65 $69
Yoga $99 $65 $65
Massage $56 $50 $51
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow