Berlin vs Playa del Carmen

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 3,400,000 259,453
Official language(s) German Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit May - September January - May, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $2143
Rent $939 $923
Groceries $188 $127
Dining out $271 $207
Cafe $57 $42
Coworking space $174 $160
Mobile internet $23 $21
Public transportation $88 $17
Taxis $58 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $49
Sport and cultural events $64 $97
Museums and sights $37 $217
Nightlife $63 $77
Gym $66 $42
Yoga $99 $54
Massage $56 $101
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber N/A
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow