Berlin vs Hanoi vs Mexico City vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 8,850,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Spanish Czech
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December March - May, October, November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1167 $1867 $1806
Rent $939 $503 $778 $780
Groceries $188 $151 $281 $158
Dining out $271 $134 $182 $240
Cafe $57 $39 $49 $53
Coworking space $174 $72 $159 $175
Mobile internet $23 $4 $25 $24
Public transportation $88 $20 $11 $61
Taxis $58 $13 $9 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $24 $19
Sport and cultural events $64 $3 $81 $19
Museums and sights $37 $4 $20 $35
Nightlife $63 $89 $64 $50
Gym $66 $57 $69 $56
Yoga $99 $57 $65 $66
Massage $56 $21 $51 $37
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads 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 Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow