Berlin vs Budapest vs Porto

Berlin 🇩🇪
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Budapest 🇭🇺
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Porto 🇵🇹
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Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 237,559
Official language(s) German Hungarian Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1600 $1991
Rent $1063 $650 $812
Groceries $213 $140 $168
Dining out $307 $263 $317
Cafe $65 $38 $51
Coworking space $197 $157 $109
Mobile internet $26 $12 $24
Public transportation $99 $47 $108
Taxis $66 $35 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17 $12
Sport and cultural events $72 $32 $51
Museums and sights $41 $10 $27
Nightlife $71 $55 $74
Gym $74 $48 $64
Yoga $112 $62 $93
Massage $64 $33 $54
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow