Berlin vs Chiang Mai vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 1,166,978 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Thai Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September November - April March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $1014 $2565
Rent $965 $285 $1206
Groceries $193 $176 $180
Dining out $279 $112 $322
Cafe $59 $47 $53
Coworking space $179 $99 $202
Mobile internet $24 $11 $11
Public transportation $90 $62 $80
Taxis $60 $21 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $10 $50
Sport and cultural events $65 $8 $56
Museums and sights $38 $8 $20
Nightlife $64 $65 $85
Gym $68 $43 $45
Yoga $102 $58 $146
Massage $58 $10 $65
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AIS, DTAC Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 90 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow