Berlin vs Mexico City vs New York City vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Mexico City 🇲🇽
New York City 🇺🇸
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 8,850,000 8,323,340 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Spanish English (de facto) Czech
Level of English Very high Moderate Very high High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October, November April - June, September - November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1867 $5431 $1806
Rent $939 $778 $2891 $780
Groceries $188 $281 $383 $158
Dining out $271 $182 $656 $240
Cafe $57 $49 $72 $53
Coworking space $174 $159 $326 $175
Mobile internet $23 $25 $45 $24
Public transportation $88 $11 $220 $61
Taxis $58 $9 $78 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $24 $30 $19
Sport and cultural events $64 $81 $100 $19
Museums and sights $37 $20 $74 $35
Nightlife $63 $64 $195 $50
Gym $66 $69 $55 $56
Yoga $99 $65 $197 $66
Massage $56 $51 $109 $37
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber Uber, Lyft Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Markets, food stalls, menú del día (cheap set lunch menus) Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow