Budapest vs Chiang Mai vs Medellin

Budapest 🇭🇺
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Chiang Mai 🇹🇭
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Medellin 🇨🇴
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Population 1,768,073 1,166,978 2,427,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Thai Spanish
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November November - April January - April, December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) THB - Thai Baht (฿) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1663 $1119 $1508
Rent $675 $315 $854
Groceries $146 $194 $101
Dining out $274 $124 $153
Cafe $40 $51 $21
Coworking space $163 $109 $112
Mobile internet $12 $12 $18
Public transportation $49 $69 $24
Taxis $37 $23 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $11 $0
Sport and cultural events $33 $9 $9
Museums and sights $10 $9 $10
Nightlife $58 $72 $85
Gym $50 $47 $18
Yoga $65 $64 $63
Massage $35 $11 $24
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor AIS, DTAC Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab EasyTaxi
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. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 90 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow