Berlin vs Bucharest vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Romanian Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $1388 $2565
Rent $965 $632 $1206
Groceries $193 $117 $180
Dining out $279 $169 $322
Cafe $59 $39 $53
Coworking space $179 $137 $202
Mobile internet $24 $7 $11
Public transportation $90 $22 $80
Taxis $60 $9 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $26 $50
Sport and cultural events $65 $29 $56
Museums and sights $38 $30 $20
Nightlife $64 $47 $85
Gym $68 $31 $45
Yoga $102 $61 $146
Massage $58 $32 $65
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias 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 33 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow