Barcelona vs Berlin vs Mexico City

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 5,585,556 3,400,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish German Spanish
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November May - September March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2698 $2491 $1904
Rent $1055 $1063 $793
Groceries $137 $213 $287
Dining out $456 $307 $186
Cafe $51 $65 $50
Coworking space $241 $197 $162
Mobile internet $12 $26 $25
Public transportation $144 $99 $11
Taxis $54 $66 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $19 $24
Sport and cultural events $92 $72 $83
Museums and sights $38 $41 $20
Nightlife $126 $71 $65
Gym $92 $74 $70
Yoga $105 $112 $67
Massage $67 $64 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Mytaxi, Uber Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow