Berlin vs Madrid vs Valencia

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Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 834,000
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2260 $2565 $2029
Rent $965 $1206 $893
Groceries $193 $180 $150
Dining out $279 $322 $300
Cafe $59 $53 $43
Coworking space $179 $202 $157
Mobile internet $24 $11 $16
Public transportation $90 $80 $39
Taxis $60 $45 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $50 $31
Sport and cultural events $65 $56 $75
Museums and sights $38 $20 $45
Nightlife $64 $85 $68
Gym $68 $45 $35
Yoga $102 $146 $89
Massage $58 $65 $46
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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! Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow