Budapest vs Hanoi

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 1,768,073 8,053,663
Official language(s) Hungarian Vietnamese
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1230 $1167
Rent $499 $503
Groceries $108 $151
Dining out $202 $134
Cafe $29 $39
Coworking space $120 $72
Mobile internet $9 $4
Public transportation $36 $20
Taxis $27 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $0
Sport and cultural events $24 $3
Museums and sights $7 $4
Nightlife $43 $89
Gym $37 $57
Yoga $48 $57
Massage $26 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoViet
Tap water 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.
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
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow