Berlin vs New York City vs Porto

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 3,400,000 8,323,340 237,559
Official language(s) German English (de facto) Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September April - June, September - November May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $5431 $1991
Rent $1063 $2891 $812
Groceries $213 $383 $168
Dining out $307 $656 $317
Cafe $65 $72 $51
Coworking space $197 $326 $109
Mobile internet $26 $45 $24
Public transportation $99 $220 $108
Taxis $66 $78 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $30 $12
Sport and cultural events $72 $100 $51
Museums and sights $41 $74 $27
Nightlife $71 $195 $74
Gym $74 $55 $64
Yoga $112 $197 $93
Massage $64 $109 $54
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Lyft Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. 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 Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow