Berlin vs Rio de Janeiro

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) German Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2200 $1833
Rent $939 $1066
Groceries $188 $95
Dining out $271 $210
Cafe $57 $25
Coworking space $174 $130
Mobile internet $23 $7
Public transportation $88 $33
Taxis $58 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $16
Sport and cultural events $64 $55
Museums and sights $37 $26
Nightlife $63 $54
Gym $66 $31
Yoga $99 $40
Massage $56 $32
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow