Bucharest vs Budapest vs Ubud

Bucharest 🇷🇴
Budapest 🇭🇺
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 1,830,000 1,768,073 112,490
Official language(s) Romanian Hungarian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - October March - June, September - November May - October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $1476 $1424
Rent $665 $599 $687
Groceries $123 $129 $157
Dining out $178 $243 $10
Cafe $41 $35 $29
Coworking space $144 $144 $110
Mobile internet $8 $11 $3
Public transportation $23 $44 $56
Taxis $10 $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $16 $35
Sport and cultural events $31 $29 $15
Museums and sights $32 $9 $9
Nightlife $49 $51 $123
Gym $33 $45 $75
Yoga $64 $58 $91
Massage $34 $31 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Telenor Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mămăligă, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbă de burtă, covrig, papanasi Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow