Barcelona vs Budapest

Barcelona 🇪🇸
Budapest 🇭🇺
Population 5,585,556 1,768,073
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Hungarian
Level of English High High
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2384 $1230
Rent $932 $499
Groceries $121 $108
Dining out $403 $202
Cafe $45 $29
Coworking space $213 $120
Mobile internet $10 $9
Public transportation $127 $36
Taxis $48 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $13
Sport and cultural events $81 $24
Museums and sights $33 $7
Nightlife $112 $43
Gym $81 $37
Yoga $93 $48
Massage $59 $26
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Telenor
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Bolt, Fotaxi
Tap water Drinkable 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. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomáquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow