Austin vs Budapest

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Population 926,426 1,768,073
Official language(s) English (de facto) Hungarian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September - November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1230
Rent $1650 $499
Groceries $243 $108
Dining out $396 $202
Cafe $66 $29
Coworking space $331 $120
Mobile internet $40 $9
Public transportation $110 $36
Taxis $73 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $13
Sport and cultural events $54 $24
Museums and sights $11 $7
Nightlife $124 $43
Gym $62 $37
Yoga $139 $48
Massage $89 $26
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Telenor
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Bolt, Fotaxi
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow