Berlin vs Sofia

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 3,400,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) German Bulgarian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit May - September April-June, September-October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2436 $1430
Rent $1040 $629
Groceries $208 $11
Dining out $300 $252
Cafe $64 $30
Coworking space $193 $155
Mobile internet $25 $11
Public transportation $97 $33
Taxis $65 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $44
Sport and cultural events $70 $20
Museums and sights $40 $13
Nightlife $69 $91
Gym $73 $25
Yoga $110 $69
Massage $62 $33
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow