Budapest vs Hanoi vs Rio de Janeiro

Budapest 🇭🇺
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Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
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Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 6,718,903
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December January - March, December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1594 $1180 $1849
Rent $647 $509 $1075
Groceries $140 $153 $96
Dining out $262 $135 $212
Cafe $38 $39 $25
Coworking space $156 $73 $131
Mobile internet $11 $4 $7
Public transportation $47 $20 $34
Taxis $35 $14 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $16
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $55
Museums and sights $9 $4 $26
Nightlife $55 $90 $55
Gym $48 $58 $31
Yoga $62 $58 $40
Massage $33 $21 $32
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow