Budapest vs Hanoi vs Medellin

Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Medellin 🇨🇴
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 2,427,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December January - April, December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1596 $1180 $1426
Rent $648 $509 $807
Groceries $140 $153 $96
Dining out $263 $135 $144
Cafe $38 $39 $20
Coworking space $156 $73 $106
Mobile internet $11 $4 $17
Public transportation $47 $20 $23
Taxis $35 $14 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $8
Museums and sights $9 $4 $9
Nightlife $55 $90 $81
Gym $48 $58 $17
Yoga $62 $58 $59
Massage $33 $21 $23
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet EasyTaxi
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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow