Austin vs Berlin vs Mexico City

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 926,426 3,400,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Spanish
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September March - May, October, November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2491 $1904
Rent $1650 $1063 $793
Groceries $243 $213 $287
Dining out $396 $307 $186
Cafe $66 $65 $50
Coworking space $331 $197 $162
Mobile internet $40 $26 $25
Public transportation $110 $99 $11
Taxis $73 $66 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $19 $24
Sport and cultural events $54 $72 $83
Museums and sights $11 $41 $20
Nightlife $124 $71 $65
Gym $62 $74 $70
Yoga $139 $112 $67
Massage $89 $64 $52
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow