Bangkok vs Berlin vs Mexico City

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 5,680,000 3,400,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Thai German Spanish
Level of English Low Very high Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December May - September March - May, October, November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) 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 $1703 $2491 $1904
Rent $673 $1063 $793
Groceries $209 $213 $287
Dining out $183 $307 $186
Cafe $49 $65 $50
Coworking space $139 $197 $162
Mobile internet $25 $26 $25
Public transportation $35 $99 $11
Taxis $20 $66 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $19 $24
Sport and cultural events $50 $72 $83
Museums and sights $23 $41 $20
Nightlife $55 $71 $65
Gym $104 $74 $70
Yoga $107 $112 $67
Massage $11 $64 $52
SIM card options AIS Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab Mytaxi, Uber Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup 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 Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 844 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow