Austin vs Budapest vs Prague

Austin 🇺🇸
Budapest 🇭🇺
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 926,426 1,768,073 1,305,737
Official language(s) English (de facto) Hungarian Czech
Level of English Very high High High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September - November June - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1476 $1961
Rent $1650 $599 $847
Groceries $243 $129 $171
Dining out $396 $243 $261
Cafe $66 $35 $58
Coworking space $331 $144 $190
Mobile internet $40 $11 $27
Public transportation $110 $44 $66
Taxis $73 $33 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $20
Sport and cultural events $54 $29 $20
Museums and sights $11 $9 $38
Nightlife $124 $51 $54
Gym $62 $45 $61
Yoga $139 $58 $72
Massage $89 $31 $40
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow