Berlin vs Larnaca vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 144,900 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Greek Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) 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 $2260 $2012 $2565
Rent $965 $697 $1206
Groceries $193 $161 $180
Dining out $279 $268 $322
Cafe $59 $58 $53
Coworking space $179 $214 $202
Mobile internet $24 $36 $11
Public transportation $90 $64 $80
Taxis $60 $43 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $46 $50
Sport and cultural events $65 $29 $56
Museums and sights $38 $9 $20
Nightlife $64 $113 $85
Gym $68 $110 $45
Yoga $102 $108 $146
Massage $58 $56 $65
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber nTaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. 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 Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. 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 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 85 listings on Happy Cow