Berlin vs Rio de Janeiro vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 3,400,000 6,718,903 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Portuguese Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Galeรฃo International Airport Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1863 $1378
Rent $1063 $1083 $708
Groceries $213 $96 $105
Dining out $307 $213 $159
Cafe $65 $25 $43
Coworking space $197 $132 $118
Mobile internet $26 $7 $4
Public transportation $99 $34 $8
Taxis $66 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17 $26
Sport and cultural events $72 $56 $20
Museums and sights $41 $26 $8
Nightlife $71 $55 $50
Gym $74 $31 $31
Yoga $112 $40 $35
Massage $64 $32 $50
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Tim, Claro, Vivo Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
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 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. 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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow