Budapest vs Hanoi vs Lviv

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 731,387
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Ukrainian
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December May - September
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1596 $1180 $984
Rent $648 $509 $427
Groceries $140 $153 $97
Dining out $263 $135 $161
Cafe $38 $39 $22
Coworking space $156 $73 $85
Mobile internet $11 $4 $4
Public transportation $47 $20 $5
Taxis $35 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $17
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $13
Museums and sights $9 $4 $9
Nightlife $55 $90 $46
Gym $48 $58 $23
Yoga $62 $58 $32
Massage $33 $21 $29
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Uber, Uklon
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. Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes).
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 Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow