Berlin vs Buenos Aires vs Mexico City vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 2,900,000 8,850,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish Czech
Level of English Very high High Moderate High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September September - December March - May, October, November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1321 $1867 $1806
Rent $939 $844 $778 $780
Groceries $188 $98 $281 $158
Dining out $271 $121 $182 $240
Cafe $57 $25 $49 $53
Coworking space $174 $95 $159 $175
Mobile internet $23 $11 $25 $24
Public transportation $88 $9 $11 $61
Taxis $58 $9 $9 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $14 $24 $19
Sport and cultural events $64 $24 $81 $19
Museums and sights $37 $4 $20 $35
Nightlife $63 $23 $64 $50
Gym $66 $14 $69 $56
Yoga $99 $19 $65 $66
Massage $56 $10 $51 $37
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Movistar, Claro, Personal Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores 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 restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas 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 79 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow