Budapest vs Buenos Aires vs Hanoi

Budapest 🇭🇺
Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Population 1,768,073 2,900,000 8,053,663
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Vietnamese
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November September - December January, February, October - December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1596 $1775 $1180
Rent $648 $1134 $509
Groceries $140 $131 $153
Dining out $263 $163 $135
Cafe $38 $34 $39
Coworking space $156 $127 $73
Mobile internet $11 $15 $4
Public transportation $47 $12 $20
Taxis $35 $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $19 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $33 $3
Museums and sights $9 $5 $4
Nightlife $55 $31 $90
Gym $48 $19 $58
Yoga $62 $25 $58
Massage $33 $14 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Movistar, Claro, Personal Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Grab, GoViet
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow