Berlin vs Madrid vs Medellin

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 2,427,000
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November January - April, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2260 $2565 $1438
Rent $965 $1206 $814
Groceries $193 $180 $97
Dining out $279 $322 $145
Cafe $59 $53 $20
Coworking space $179 $202 $107
Mobile internet $24 $11 $17
Public transportation $90 $80 $23
Taxis $60 $45 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $50 $0
Sport and cultural events $65 $56 $9
Museums and sights $38 $20 $10
Nightlife $64 $85 $81
Gym $68 $45 $17
Yoga $102 $146 $60
Massage $58 $65 $23
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Tigo
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now EasyTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops 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! Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow