Berlin vs Madrid vs Mexico City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 3,400,000 6,578,0179 8,850,000
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $2827 $1904
Rent $1063 $1329 $793
Groceries $213 $198 $287
Dining out $307 $354 $186
Cafe $65 $58 $50
Coworking space $197 $222 $162
Mobile internet $26 $12 $25
Public transportation $99 $89 $11
Taxis $66 $50 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $56 $24
Sport and cultural events $72 $61 $83
Museums and sights $41 $22 $20
Nightlife $71 $93 $65
Gym $74 $50 $70
Yoga $112 $161 $67
Massage $64 $72 $52
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
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! Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow