Berlin vs Hanoi vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $1175 $2565
Rent $965 $507 $1206
Groceries $193 $152 $180
Dining out $279 $135 $322
Cafe $59 $39 $53
Coworking space $179 $73 $202
Mobile internet $24 $4 $11
Public transportation $90 $20 $80
Taxis $60 $14 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $50
Sport and cultural events $65 $3 $56
Museums and sights $38 $4 $20
Nightlife $64 $90 $85
Gym $68 $58 $45
Yoga $102 $57 $146
Massage $58 $21 $65
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow