Berlin vs Chiang Mai vs Mexico City vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Chiang Mai 🇹🇭
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 1,166,978 8,850,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Thai Spanish Czech
Level of English Very high Low Moderate High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September November - April March - May, October, November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) THB - Thai Baht (฿) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $974 $1867 $1806
Rent $939 $274 $778 $780
Groceries $188 $169 $281 $158
Dining out $271 $108 $182 $240
Cafe $57 $45 $49 $53
Coworking space $174 $95 $159 $175
Mobile internet $23 $11 $25 $24
Public transportation $88 $60 $11 $61
Taxis $58 $20 $9 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $10 $24 $19
Sport and cultural events $64 $8 $81 $19
Museums and sights $37 $8 $20 $35
Nightlife $63 $62 $64 $50
Gym $66 $41 $69 $56
Yoga $99 $55 $65 $66
Massage $56 $10 $51 $37
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AIS, DTAC Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua 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 Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 90 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow