Budapest vs New York City vs Panama City vs Ubud

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 1,768,073 8,323,340 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Hungarian English (de facto) Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Very high Low Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November April - June, September - November December - April May - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1228 $5431 $2372 $1371
Rent $499 $2891 $1042 $662
Groceries $108 $383 $237 $151
Dining out $202 $656 $373 $10
Cafe $29 $72 $43 $28
Coworking space $120 $326 $158 $106
Mobile internet $9 $45 $21 $3
Public transportation $36 $220 $12 $54
Taxis $27 $78 $48 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $30 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $24 $100 $35 $14
Museums and sights $7 $74 $9 $9
Nightlife $43 $195 $117 $118
Gym $37 $55 $37 $72
Yoga $48 $197 $164 $88
Massage $26 $109 $75 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor AT&T, Verizon Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable 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. 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. Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine. 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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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 Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks 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 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow