Berlin vs Budapest vs Mexico City vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 8,850,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Hungarian Spanish Czech
Level of English Very high High Moderate High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November March - May, October, November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1230 $1867 $1806
Rent $939 $499 $778 $780
Groceries $188 $108 $281 $158
Dining out $271 $202 $182 $240
Cafe $57 $29 $49 $53
Coworking space $174 $120 $159 $175
Mobile internet $23 $9 $25 $24
Public transportation $88 $36 $11 $61
Taxis $58 $27 $9 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $13 $24 $19
Sport and cultural events $64 $24 $81 $19
Museums and sights $37 $7 $20 $35
Nightlife $63 $43 $64 $50
Gym $66 $37 $69 $56
Yoga $99 $48 $65 $66
Massage $56 $26 $51 $37
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable 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 Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
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) Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow