Budapest vs Lisbon vs New York City vs Ubud

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 1,768,073 517,000 8,323,340 112,490
Official language(s) Hungarian Portuguese English (de facto) Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Very high Very high Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September, October April - June, September - November May - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1663 $2311 $5431 $1440
Rent $675 $1124 $2891 $695
Groceries $146 $158 $383 $159
Dining out $274 $316 $656 $10
Cafe $40 $43 $72 $29
Coworking space $163 $191 $326 $112
Mobile internet $12 $28 $45 $3
Public transportation $49 $73 $220 $56
Taxis $37 $32 $78 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $21 $30 $35
Sport and cultural events $33 $34 $100 $15
Museums and sights $10 $28 $74 $9
Nightlife $58 $55 $195 $124
Gym $50 $75 $55 $76
Yoga $65 $75 $197 $92
Massage $35 $58 $109 $11
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone AT&T, Verizon Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, FreeNow Uber, Lyft Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow