Budapest vs Hanoi vs Larnaca

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 144,900
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Greek
Level of English High Moderate High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - May, October - December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1594 $1180 $2262
Rent $647 $509 $783
Groceries $140 $153 $181
Dining out $262 $135 $301
Cafe $38 $39 $65
Coworking space $156 $73 $241
Mobile internet $11 $4 $41
Public transportation $47 $20 $72
Taxis $35 $14 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $52
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $33
Museums and sights $9 $4 $10
Nightlife $55 $90 $127
Gym $48 $58 $124
Yoga $62 $58 $122
Massage $33 $21 $63
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
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
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet nTaxi
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. 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..
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
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.
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