Budapest vs Hanoi vs Playa del Carmen

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 259,453
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December January - May, October - December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
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 Yes
Average monthly costs $1596 $1180 $2146
Rent $648 $509 $925
Groceries $140 $153 $127
Dining out $263 $135 $207
Cafe $38 $39 $42
Coworking space $156 $73 $160
Mobile internet $11 $4 $21
Public transportation $47 $20 $17
Taxis $35 $14 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $49
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $97
Museums and sights $9 $4 $217
Nightlife $55 $90 $77
Gym $48 $58 $42
Yoga $62 $58 $54
Massage $33 $21 $101
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet N/A
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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow