Berlin vs Larnaca vs New York City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 144,900 8,323,340
Official language(s) German Greek English (de facto)
Level of English Very high High Very high
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October - December April - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2383 $2122 $5431
Rent $1017 $735 $2891
Groceries $203 $170 $383
Dining out $294 $283 $656
Cafe $62 $61 $72
Coworking space $189 $226 $326
Mobile internet $25 $38 $45
Public transportation $95 $68 $220
Taxis $63 $45 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $49 $30
Sport and cultural events $69 $31 $100
Museums and sights $40 $9 $74
Nightlife $68 $119 $195
Gym $71 $116 $55
Yoga $107 $114 $197
Massage $61 $59 $109
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN AT&T, Verizon
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber nTaxi Uber, Lyft
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. 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.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 309 options on HappyCow