Barbados vs Bogota vs Budapest vs Hanoi

Barbados 🇧🇧
Bogota 🇨🇴
Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Population 110,000 10,978,360 1,768,073 8,053,663
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Hungarian Vietnamese
Level of English Very high Low High Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit November - May January - March, December March - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa Yes No No No
Average monthly costs $2702 $1097 $1230 $1167
Rent $1054 $480 $499 $503
Groceries $234 $82 $108 $151
Dining out $345 $174 $202 $134
Cafe $75 $22 $29 $39
Coworking space $321 $77 $120 $72
Mobile internet $49 $11 $9 $4
Public transportation $35 $23 $36 $20
Taxis $106 $28 $27 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $13 $0
Sport and cultural events $37 $22 $24 $3
Museums and sights $36 $7 $7 $4
Nightlife $96 $46 $43 $89
Gym $86 $15 $37 $57
Yoga $130 $57 $48 $57
Massage $99 $37 $26 $21
SIM card options Digicel Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps None available Uber, Cabify Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. 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. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buñuelos, patacones, té de coca, changua Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menú del día. Community markets and sports bars. Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow