Berlin vs Madrid vs Seoul

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 9,963,452
Official language(s) German Spanish Korean
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
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 $2268
Rent $965 $1206 $827
Groceries $193 $180 $370
Dining out $279 $322 $219
Cafe $59 $53 $72
Coworking space $179 $202 $231
Mobile internet $24 $11 $42
Public transportation $90 $80 $42
Taxis $60 $45 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $50 $14
Sport and cultural events $65 $56 $40
Museums and sights $38 $20 $7
Nightlife $64 $85 $96
Gym $68 $45 $72
Yoga $102 $146 $116
Massage $58 $65 $78
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Kakao
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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! Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow