Berlin vs Porto vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Porto 🇵🇹
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 237,559 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Portuguese Czech
Level of English Very high Very High High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September May - September June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1991 $1996
Rent $1063 $812 $862
Groceries $213 $168 $174
Dining out $307 $317 $266
Cafe $65 $51 $59
Coworking space $197 $109 $194
Mobile internet $26 $24 $27
Public transportation $99 $108 $67
Taxis $66 $28 $37
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $12 $21
Sport and cultural events $72 $51 $21
Museums and sights $41 $27 $39
Nightlife $71 $74 $55
Gym $74 $64 $62
Yoga $112 $93 $73
Massage $64 $54 $41
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. 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!
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow