Barcelona vs Berlin vs Madrid vs Tbilisi

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 5,585,556 3,400,000 6,578,0179 1,108,700
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish German Spanish Georgian
Level of English High Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November May - September March - May, September - November March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2338 $2158 $2450 $1581
Rent $914 $921 $1152 $812
Groceries $119 $184 $172 $121
Dining out $395 $266 $307 $182
Cafe $44 $56 $50 $49
Coworking space $209 $171 $192 $135
Mobile internet $10 $23 $10 $4
Public transportation $125 $86 $77 $9
Taxis $47 $57 $43 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $16 $48 $29
Sport and cultural events $80 $62 $53 $23
Museums and sights $33 $36 $19 $10
Nightlife $110 $61 $81 $57
Gym $80 $64 $43 $36
Yoga $91 $97 $139 $40
Massage $58 $55 $62 $57
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots 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! Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow