Berlin vs Madrid vs Mexico City vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 8,850,000 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish Georgian
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November March - May, October, November March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2381 $2703 $1844 $1389
Rent $1017 $1271 $768 $714
Groceries $203 $190 $278 $106
Dining out $294 $339 $180 $160
Cafe $62 $55 $49 $43
Coworking space $189 $212 $157 $119
Mobile internet $25 $11 $24 $4
Public transportation $95 $85 $11 $8
Taxis $63 $47 $9 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $53 $23 $26
Sport and cultural events $69 $59 $80 $20
Museums and sights $40 $21 $19 $8
Nightlife $68 $89 $63 $50
Gym $71 $47 $68 $32
Yoga $107 $154 $65 $36
Massage $61 $69 $50 $50
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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! Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow