Barcelona vs Bogota vs Budapest vs Hanoi

Barcelona 🇪🇸
Bogota 🇨🇴
Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Population 5,585,556 10,978,360 1,768,073 8,053,663
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish Hungarian Vietnamese
Level of English High Low High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November January - March, December March - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (€) COP - Colombian Peso ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere 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 $2384 $1097 $1230 $1167
Rent $932 $480 $499 $503
Groceries $121 $82 $108 $151
Dining out $403 $174 $202 $134
Cafe $45 $22 $29 $39
Coworking space $213 $77 $120 $72
Mobile internet $10 $11 $9 $4
Public transportation $127 $23 $36 $20
Taxis $48 $28 $27 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $17 $13 $0
Sport and cultural events $81 $22 $24 $3
Museums and sights $33 $7 $7 $4
Nightlife $112 $46 $43 $89
Gym $81 $15 $37 $57
Yoga $93 $57 $48 $57
Massage $59 $37 $26 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 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 Cabify, FreeNow Uber, Cabify Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomáquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo 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 Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots 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 98 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow