Berlin vs Budapest vs Hanoi

Berlin 🇩🇪
Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Population 3,400,000 1,768,073 8,053,663
Official language(s) German Hungarian Vietnamese
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (€) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2542 $1596 $1180
Rent $1085 $648 $509
Groceries $217 $140 $153
Dining out $313 $263 $135
Cafe $66 $38 $39
Coworking space $201 $156 $73
Mobile internet $27 $11 $4
Public transportation $101 $47 $20
Taxis $68 $35 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $74 $31 $3
Museums and sights $42 $9 $4
Nightlife $72 $55 $90
Gym $76 $48 $58
Yoga $115 $62 $58
Massage $65 $33 $21
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for 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 Mytaxi, Uber Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels 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 Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow