Berlin vs Sofia vs Tbilisi

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
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Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Population 3,400,000 1,270,169 1,108,700
Official language(s) German Bulgarian Georgian
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit May - September April-June, September-October March - June
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) 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 $1462 $1378
Rent $1063 $643 $708
Groceries $213 $11 $105
Dining out $307 $258 $159
Cafe $65 $31 $43
Coworking space $197 $158 $118
Mobile internet $26 $11 $4
Public transportation $99 $34 $8
Taxis $66 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $45 $26
Sport and cultural events $72 $21 $20
Museums and sights $41 $13 $8
Nightlife $71 $93 $50
Gym $74 $26 $31
Yoga $112 $70 $35
Massage $64 $33 $50
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone A1, Telenor, Vivacom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. 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 Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow