Berlin vs Lisbon vs Mexico City vs Panama City vs Valencia

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 517,000 8,850,000 880,691 834,000
Official language(s) German Portuguese Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate Low Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September, October March - May, October, November December - April March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1984 $1867 $2359 $1976
Rent $939 $965 $778 $1036 $869
Groceries $188 $136 $281 $236 $146
Dining out $271 $271 $182 $371 $292
Cafe $57 $37 $49 $43 $42
Coworking space $174 $164 $159 $157 $152
Mobile internet $23 $24 $25 $21 $16
Public transportation $88 $63 $11 $12 $38
Taxis $58 $27 $9 $48 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $18 $24 $0 $30
Sport and cultural events $64 $29 $81 $35 $73
Museums and sights $37 $24 $20 $9 $44
Nightlife $63 $47 $64 $117 $66
Gym $66 $65 $69 $37 $34
Yoga $99 $65 $65 $163 $87
Massage $56 $50 $51 $75 $45
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
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 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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 Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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) Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow