Austin vs Budapest vs Medellin

Austin 🇺🇸
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Population 926,426 1,768,073 2,427,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Hungarian Spanish
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September - November January - April, December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1663 $1508
Rent $1650 $675 $854
Groceries $243 $146 $101
Dining out $396 $274 $153
Cafe $66 $40 $21
Coworking space $331 $163 $112
Mobile internet $40 $12 $18
Public transportation $110 $49 $24
Taxis $73 $37 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $33 $9
Museums and sights $11 $10 $10
Nightlife $124 $58 $85
Gym $62 $50 $18
Yoga $139 $65 $63
Massage $89 $35 $24
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Telenor Claro, Tigo
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Bolt, Fotaxi EasyTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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 blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow