Berlin vs Madrid vs Playa del Carmen

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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 259,453
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $2565 $2224
Rent $965 $1206 $958
Groceries $193 $180 $131
Dining out $279 $322 $215
Cafe $59 $53 $44
Coworking space $179 $202 $166
Mobile internet $24 $11 $22
Public transportation $90 $80 $17
Taxis $60 $45 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $50 $51
Sport and cultural events $65 $56 $100
Museums and sights $38 $20 $225
Nightlife $64 $85 $80
Gym $68 $45 $43
Yoga $102 $146 $56
Massage $58 $65 $105
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now N/A
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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
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! Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow