Budapest vs Hanoi vs Prague

Budapest 🇭🇺
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Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 1,305,737
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Czech
Level of English High Moderate High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December June - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1596 $1180 $2005
Rent $648 $509 $866
Groceries $140 $153 $175
Dining out $263 $135 $267
Cafe $38 $39 $59
Coworking space $156 $73 $195
Mobile internet $11 $4 $27
Public transportation $47 $20 $67
Taxis $35 $14 $37
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $21
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $21
Museums and sights $9 $4 $39
Nightlife $55 $90 $55
Gym $48 $58 $63
Yoga $62 $58 $73
Massage $33 $21 $41
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Uber, Liftago
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. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow