Bangkok vs Budapest vs Hanoi

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 5,680,000 1,768,073 8,053,663
Official language(s) Thai Hungarian Vietnamese
Level of English Low High Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December March - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1782 $1594 $1180
Rent $704 $647 $509
Groceries $219 $140 $153
Dining out $192 $262 $135
Cafe $51 $38 $39
Coworking space $146 $156 $73
Mobile internet $26 $11 $4
Public transportation $36 $47 $20
Taxis $21 $35 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $53 $31 $3
Museums and sights $24 $9 $4
Nightlife $58 $55 $90
Gym $109 $48 $58
Yoga $112 $62 $58
Massage $12 $33 $21
SIM card options AIS Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Grab Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup 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.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow