Berlin vs Buenos Aires vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 2,900,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September September - December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $1379 $2565
Rent $965 $881 $1206
Groceries $193 $102 $180
Dining out $279 $127 $322
Cafe $59 $26 $53
Coworking space $179 $99 $202
Mobile internet $24 $12 $11
Public transportation $90 $9 $80
Taxis $60 $10 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $15 $50
Sport and cultural events $65 $25 $56
Museums and sights $38 $4 $20
Nightlife $64 $24 $85
Gym $68 $15 $45
Yoga $102 $20 $146
Massage $58 $11 $65
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Movistar, Claro, Personal Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas 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 79 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow