Austin vs Budapest vs Da Nang vs Rio de Janeiro

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 926,426 1,768,073 1,125,316 6,718,903
Official language(s) English (de facto) Hungarian Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September - November February - May January - March, December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1230 $959 $1833
Rent $1650 $499 $316 $1066
Groceries $243 $108 $161 $95
Dining out $396 $202 $128 $210
Cafe $66 $29 $35 $25
Coworking space $331 $120 $88 $130
Mobile internet $40 $9 $4 $7
Public transportation $110 $36 $15 $33
Taxis $73 $27 $15 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $13 $0 $16
Sport and cultural events $54 $24 $6 $55
Museums and sights $11 $7 $2 $26
Nightlife $124 $43 $74 $54
Gym $62 $37 $34 $31
Yoga $139 $48 $71 $40
Massage $89 $26 $10 $32
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Vinafone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Bolt, Fotaxi Grab Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow