Berlin vs Budapest

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073
Official language(s) German Hungarian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2504 $1584
Rent $1069 $643
Groceries $214 $139
Dining out $309 $261
Cafe $65 $38
Coworking space $198 $155
Mobile internet $26 $11
Public transportation $100 $47
Taxis $67 $35
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17
Sport and cultural events $72 $31
Museums and sights $42 $9
Nightlife $71 $55
Gym $75 $48
Yoga $113 $62
Massage $64 $33
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi
Tap water 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.
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
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow