Berlin vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 3,400,000 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) German Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit May - September April - June, September and October May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2504 $1279 $1410
Rent $1069 $687 $680
Groceries $214 $86 $155
Dining out $309 $157 $10
Cafe $65 $35 $29
Coworking space $198 $96 $109
Mobile internet $26 $6 $3
Public transportation $100 $12 $55
Taxis $67 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $72 $21 $14
Museums and sights $42 $29 $9
Nightlife $71 $42 $122
Gym $75 $18 $75
Yoga $113 $45 $90
Massage $64 $29 $10
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow