Barcelona vs Budapest vs Hanoi

Barcelona 🇪🇸
Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Population 5,585,556 1,768,073 8,053,663
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Hungarian Vietnamese
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2755 $1596 $1180
Rent $1077 $648 $509
Groceries $140 $140 $153
Dining out $466 $263 $135
Cafe $52 $38 $39
Coworking space $246 $156 $73
Mobile internet $12 $11 $4
Public transportation $147 $47 $20
Taxis $55 $35 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $94 $31 $3
Museums and sights $39 $9 $4
Nightlife $129 $55 $90
Gym $94 $48 $58
Yoga $107 $62 $58
Massage $69 $33 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not 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. 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 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow