Berlin vs Bucharest vs Mexico City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) German Romanian Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2383 $1462 $1779
Rent $1017 $665 $741
Groceries $203 $123 $268
Dining out $294 $178 $174
Cafe $62 $41 $47
Coworking space $189 $144 $152
Mobile internet $25 $8 $23
Public transportation $95 $23 $10
Taxis $63 $10 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $23
Sport and cultural events $69 $31 $77
Museums and sights $40 $32 $19
Nightlife $68 $49 $61
Gym $71 $33 $66
Yoga $107 $64 $62
Massage $61 $34 $48
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar
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 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Uber
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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow