Berlin vs Budapest vs Mexico City

Berlin 🇩🇪
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Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 8,850,000
Official language(s) German Hungarian Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1600 $1904
Rent $1063 $650 $793
Groceries $213 $140 $287
Dining out $307 $263 $186
Cafe $65 $38 $50
Coworking space $197 $157 $162
Mobile internet $26 $12 $25
Public transportation $99 $47 $11
Taxis $66 $35 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17 $24
Sport and cultural events $72 $32 $83
Museums and sights $41 $10 $20
Nightlife $71 $55 $65
Gym $74 $48 $70
Yoga $112 $62 $67
Massage $64 $33 $52
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Markets, food stalls, menú del día (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow