Berlin vs Bogota vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 3,400,000 10,978,360 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2383 $1172 $2705
Rent $1017 $513 $1272
Groceries $203 $88 $190
Dining out $294 $185 $339
Cafe $62 $23 $55
Coworking space $189 $82 $212
Mobile internet $25 $12 $11
Public transportation $95 $24 $85
Taxis $63 $30 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $18 $53
Sport and cultural events $69 $24 $59
Museums and sights $40 $8 $21
Nightlife $68 $50 $89
Gym $71 $16 $47
Yoga $107 $60 $154
Massage $61 $40 $69
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Tigo, Movistar, Claro Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. 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 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow