Bogota vs Budapest vs Hanoi vs Seoul

Bogota 🇨🇴
Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 10,978,360 1,768,073 8,053,663 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Hungarian Vietnamese Korean
Level of English Low High Moderate Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
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 $2184
Rent $480 $499 $503 $797
Groceries $82 $108 $151 $356
Dining out $174 $202 $134 $211
Cafe $22 $29 $39 $69
Coworking space $77 $120 $72 $222
Mobile internet $11 $9 $4 $40
Public transportation $23 $36 $20 $40
Taxis $28 $27 $13 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $13 $0 $13
Sport and cultural events $22 $24 $3 $39
Museums and sights $7 $7 $4 $6
Nightlife $46 $43 $89 $93
Gym $15 $37 $57 $69
Yoga $57 $48 $57 $112
Massage $37 $26 $21 $75
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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%. Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow