Berlin vs Madrid vs Porto

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 237,559
Official language(s) German Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high Moderate Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November May - September
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 Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $2565 $1806
Rent $965 $1206 $736
Groceries $193 $180 $152
Dining out $279 $322 $287
Cafe $59 $53 $46
Coworking space $179 $202 $99
Mobile internet $24 $11 $21
Public transportation $90 $80 $98
Taxis $60 $45 $26
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $50 $11
Sport and cultural events $65 $56 $46
Museums and sights $38 $20 $25
Nightlife $64 $85 $68
Gym $68 $45 $58
Yoga $102 $146 $85
Massage $58 $65 $49
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable 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 variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
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! Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow