Budapest vs Chiang Mai

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Population 1,768,073 1,166,978
Official language(s) Hungarian Thai
Level of English High Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November November - April
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1572 $1115
Rent $638 $314
Groceries $138 $193
Dining out $259 $123
Cafe $38 $51
Coworking space $154 $109
Mobile internet $11 $12
Public transportation $46 $68
Taxis $35 $23
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $11
Sport and cultural events $31 $9
Museums and sights $9 $9
Nightlife $54 $71
Gym $48 $47
Yoga $61 $63
Massage $33 $11
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor AIS, DTAC
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall 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. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 90 options on HappyCow