Berlin vs Seoul

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) German Korean
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2491 $2426
Rent $1063 $885
Groceries $213 $396
Dining out $307 $234
Cafe $65 $77
Coworking space $197 $247
Mobile internet $26 $44
Public transportation $99 $45
Taxis $66 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $15
Sport and cultural events $72 $43
Museums and sights $41 $7
Nightlife $71 $103
Gym $74 $77
Yoga $112 $124
Massage $64 $83
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow