Budapest vs Hanoi vs Porto

Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Porto 🇵🇹
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 237,559
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Very High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December May - September
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1476 $1199 $1903
Rent $599 $517 $776
Groceries $129 $156 $160
Dining out $243 $137 $303
Cafe $35 $40 $49
Coworking space $144 $74 $104
Mobile internet $11 $4 $23
Public transportation $44 $20 $103
Taxis $33 $14 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $0 $11
Sport and cultural events $29 $3 $49
Museums and sights $9 $4 $26
Nightlife $51 $91 $71
Gym $45 $59 $61
Yoga $58 $59 $89
Massage $31 $21 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow