Berlin vs Budapest vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Hungarian Czech
Level of English Very high High High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2381 $1476 $1961
Rent $1017 $599 $847
Groceries $203 $129 $171
Dining out $294 $243 $261
Cafe $62 $35 $58
Coworking space $189 $144 $190
Mobile internet $25 $11 $27
Public transportation $95 $44 $66
Taxis $63 $33 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $16 $20
Sport and cultural events $69 $29 $20
Museums and sights $40 $9 $38
Nightlife $68 $51 $54
Gym $71 $45 $61
Yoga $107 $58 $72
Massage $61 $31 $40
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow