Budapest vs Hanoi vs Valencia

Budapest 🇭🇺
Hanoi 🇻🇳
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663 834,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December March - June, September, October
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 almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1594 $1180 $2281
Rent $647 $509 $1004
Groceries $140 $153 $169
Dining out $262 $135 $337
Cafe $38 $39 $48
Coworking space $156 $73 $176
Mobile internet $11 $4 $18
Public transportation $47 $20 $43
Taxis $35 $14 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $31 $3 $84
Museums and sights $9 $4 $51
Nightlife $55 $90 $76
Gym $48 $58 $40
Yoga $62 $58 $100
Massage $33 $21 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow