Budapest vs Madrid

Budapest 🇭🇺
Madrid 🇪🇸
Population 1,768,073 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1230 $2498
Rent $499 $1174
Groceries $108 $175
Dining out $202 $313
Cafe $29 $51
Coworking space $120 $196
Mobile internet $9 $10
Public transportation $36 $78
Taxis $27 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $49
Sport and cultural events $24 $54
Museums and sights $7 $20
Nightlife $43 $82
Gym $37 $44
Yoga $48 $142
Massage $26 $64
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileña, churros
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow