Berlin vs Chiang Mai vs Porto

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 3,400,000 1,166,978 237,559
Official language(s) German Thai Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September November - April May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2158 $976 $1725
Rent $921 $274 $703
Groceries $184 $169 $145
Dining out $266 $108 $274
Cafe $56 $45 $44
Coworking space $171 $95 $94
Mobile internet $23 $11 $20
Public transportation $86 $60 $93
Taxis $57 $20 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $10 $10
Sport and cultural events $62 $8 $44
Museums and sights $36 $8 $24
Nightlife $61 $62 $64
Gym $64 $41 $55
Yoga $97 $56 $81
Massage $55 $10 $47
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AIS, DTAC Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow