Budapest vs New York City

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,768,073 8,323,340
Official language(s) Hungarian English (de facto)
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November April - June, September - November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1230 $5431
Rent $499 $2891
Groceries $108 $383
Dining out $202 $656
Cafe $29 $72
Coworking space $120 $326
Mobile internet $9 $45
Public transportation $36 $220
Taxis $27 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $30
Sport and cultural events $24 $100
Museums and sights $7 $74
Nightlife $43 $195
Gym $37 $55
Yoga $48 $197
Massage $26 $109
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Lyft
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. 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.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 309 options on HappyCow