Berlin vs Lisbon

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 3,400,000 517,000
Official language(s) German Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1984
Rent $939 $965
Groceries $188 $136
Dining out $271 $271
Cafe $57 $37
Coworking space $174 $164
Mobile internet $23 $24
Public transportation $88 $63
Taxis $58 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $18
Sport and cultural events $64 $29
Museums and sights $37 $24
Nightlife $63 $47
Gym $66 $65
Yoga $99 $65
Massage $56 $50
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
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
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow