Bogota vs Budapest vs Hanoi vs Larnaca

Bogota 🇨🇴
Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Larnaca 🇨🇾
Population 10,978,360 1,768,073 8,053,663 144,900
Official language(s) Spanish Hungarian Vietnamese Greek
Level of English Low High Moderate High
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - May, October - December
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $1230 $1167 $1959
Rent $480 $499 $503 $678
Groceries $82 $108 $151 $157
Dining out $174 $202 $134 $261
Cafe $22 $29 $39 $56
Coworking space $77 $120 $72 $209
Mobile internet $11 $9 $4 $35
Public transportation $23 $36 $20 $63
Taxis $28 $27 $13 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $13 $0 $45
Sport and cultural events $22 $24 $3 $28
Museums and sights $7 $7 $4 $8
Nightlife $46 $43 $89 $110
Gym $15 $37 $57 $107
Yoga $57 $48 $57 $105
Massage $37 $26 $21 $54
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping 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%. 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet nTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities 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 Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local 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 Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available