Budapest vs Hanoi vs Seoul

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 9,963,452
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Korean
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
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 $2530
Rent $647 $509 $923
Groceries $140 $153 $413
Dining out $262 $135 $244
Cafe $38 $39 $80
Coworking space $156 $73 $258
Mobile internet $11 $4 $46
Public transportation $47 $20 $47
Taxis $35 $14 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $16
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $45
Museums and sights $9 $4 $7
Nightlife $55 $90 $107
Gym $48 $58 $80
Yoga $62 $58 $130
Massage $33 $21 $86
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Uber, Kakao
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow