Berlin vs Madrid vs Rio de Janeiro

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 6,718,903
Official language(s) German Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2260 $2565 $2046
Rent $965 $1206 $1190
Groceries $193 $180 $106
Dining out $279 $322 $235
Cafe $59 $53 $28
Coworking space $179 $202 $145
Mobile internet $24 $11 $8
Public transportation $90 $80 $37
Taxis $60 $45 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $50 $18
Sport and cultural events $65 $56 $61
Museums and sights $38 $20 $28
Nightlife $64 $85 $61
Gym $68 $45 $34
Yoga $102 $146 $44
Massage $58 $65 $35
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
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! The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow