Berlin vs Chiang Mai vs Madrid vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Population 3,400,000 1,166,978 6,578,0179 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Thai Spanish Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September November - April March - May, September - November March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2158 $976 $2450 $1581
Rent $921 $274 $1152 $812
Groceries $184 $169 $172 $121
Dining out $266 $108 $307 $182
Cafe $56 $45 $50 $49
Coworking space $171 $95 $192 $135
Mobile internet $23 $11 $10 $4
Public transportation $86 $60 $77 $9
Taxis $57 $20 $43 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $10 $48 $29
Sport and cultural events $62 $8 $53 $23
Museums and sights $36 $8 $19 $10
Nightlife $61 $62 $81 $57
Gym $64 $41 $43 $36
Yoga $97 $56 $139 $40
Massage $55 $10 $62 $57
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AIS, DTAC Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua 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 Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 844 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow