Bangkok vs Berlin vs Madrid

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 5,680,000 3,400,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Thai German Spanish
Level of English Low Very high Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December May - September March - May, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1624 $2260 $2565
Rent $642 $965 $1206
Groceries $199 $193 $180
Dining out $175 $279 $322
Cafe $47 $59 $53
Coworking space $133 $179 $202
Mobile internet $24 $24 $11
Public transportation $33 $90 $80
Taxis $19 $60 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $17 $50
Sport and cultural events $48 $65 $56
Museums and sights $22 $38 $20
Nightlife $52 $64 $85
Gym $100 $68 $45
Yoga $102 $102 $146
Massage $11 $58 $65
SIM card options AIS Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Grab Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops 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!
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow