Berlin vs Mexico City vs Prague vs Ubud

Berlin 🇩🇪
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 3,400,000 8,850,000 1,305,737 112,490
Official language(s) German Spanish Czech Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Moderate High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October, November June - October May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $1867 $1806 $1363
Rent $939 $778 $780 $658
Groceries $188 $281 $158 $150
Dining out $271 $182 $240 $10
Cafe $57 $49 $53 $28
Coworking space $174 $159 $175 $106
Mobile internet $23 $25 $24 $3
Public transportation $88 $11 $61 $53
Taxis $58 $9 $33 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $24 $19 $33
Sport and cultural events $64 $81 $19 $14
Museums and sights $37 $20 $35 $9
Nightlife $63 $64 $50 $118
Gym $66 $69 $56 $72
Yoga $99 $65 $66 $87
Massage $56 $51 $37 $10
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber Uber, Liftago Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not 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 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! Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Markets, food stalls, menú del día (cheap set lunch menus) Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow