Budapest vs Hanoi vs Tbilisi

Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 1,108,700
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Georgian
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - June
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
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 $1594 $1180 $1249
Rent $647 $509 $642
Groceries $140 $153 $95
Dining out $262 $135 $144
Cafe $38 $39 $39
Coworking space $156 $73 $107
Mobile internet $11 $4 $3
Public transportation $47 $20 $7
Taxis $35 $14 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $23
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $18
Museums and sights $9 $4 $8
Nightlife $55 $90 $45
Gym $48 $58 $28
Yoga $62 $58 $32
Massage $33 $21 $45
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
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 bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Yandex, Bolt
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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
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 Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow