Berlin vs Bucharest vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Romanian Georgian
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1529 $1378
Rent $1063 $696 $708
Groceries $213 $129 $105
Dining out $307 $186 $159
Cafe $65 $43 $43
Coworking space $197 $151 $118
Mobile internet $26 $8 $4
Public transportation $99 $24 $8
Taxis $66 $10 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $29 $26
Sport and cultural events $72 $32 $20
Museums and sights $41 $33 $8
Nightlife $71 $51 $50
Gym $74 $34 $31
Yoga $112 $67 $35
Massage $64 $36 $50
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow