Berlin vs Lisbon vs New York City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 517,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) German Portuguese English (de facto)
Level of English Very high Very high Very high
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September, October April - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2158 $1946 $5431
Rent $921 $947 $2891
Groceries $184 $133 $383
Dining out $266 $266 $656
Cafe $56 $36 $72
Coworking space $171 $161 $326
Mobile internet $23 $24 $45
Public transportation $86 $61 $220
Taxis $57 $27 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $17 $30
Sport and cultural events $62 $29 $100
Museums and sights $36 $24 $74
Nightlife $61 $46 $195
Gym $64 $63 $55
Yoga $97 $63 $197
Massage $55 $49 $109
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone AT&T, Verizon
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow Uber, Lyft
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow