Berlin vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2531 $2873
Rent $1081 $1351
Groceries $216 $202
Dining out $312 $360
Cafe $66 $59
Coworking space $201 $226
Mobile internet $26 $12
Public transportation $101 $90
Taxis $67 $50
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $56
Sport and cultural events $73 $62
Museums and sights $42 $23
Nightlife $72 $95
Gym $76 $50
Yoga $114 $163
Massage $65 $73
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water 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.
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
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!
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow