Budapest vs Mexico City

Budapest 🇭🇺
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Population 1,768,073 8,850,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1230 $1867
Rent $499 $778
Groceries $108 $281
Dining out $202 $182
Cafe $29 $49
Coworking space $120 $159
Mobile internet $9 $25
Public transportation $36 $11
Taxis $27 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $24
Sport and cultural events $24 $81
Museums and sights $7 $20
Nightlife $43 $64
Gym $37 $69
Yoga $48 $65
Massage $26 $51
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber
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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Markets, food stalls, menú del día (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow