Budapest vs Hanoi vs Larnaca vs New York City

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 144,900 8,323,340
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Greek English (de facto)
Level of English High Moderate High Very high
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - May, October - December April - June, September - November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No No
Average monthly costs $1663 $1188 $2281 $5431
Rent $675 $513 $790 $2891
Groceries $146 $154 $182 $383
Dining out $274 $136 $304 $656
Cafe $40 $39 $66 $72
Coworking space $163 $73 $243 $326
Mobile internet $12 $4 $41 $45
Public transportation $49 $20 $73 $220
Taxis $37 $14 $49 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $52 $30
Sport and cultural events $33 $3 $33 $100
Museums and sights $10 $4 $10 $74
Nightlife $58 $91 $128 $195
Gym $50 $58 $125 $55
Yoga $65 $58 $123 $197
Massage $35 $21 $63 $109
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet nTaxi Uber, Lyft
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 309 options on HappyCow