Budapest vs Buenos Aires vs Prague

Budapest 🇭🇺
Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 1,768,073 2,900,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Czech
Level of English High High High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November September - December June - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1476 $1615 $1961
Rent $599 $1032 $847
Groceries $129 $119 $171
Dining out $243 $148 $261
Cafe $35 $31 $58
Coworking space $144 $116 $190
Mobile internet $11 $14 $27
Public transportation $44 $11 $66
Taxis $33 $11 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $17 $20
Sport and cultural events $29 $30 $20
Museums and sights $9 $5 $38
Nightlife $51 $29 $54
Gym $45 $18 $61
Yoga $58 $23 $72
Massage $31 $12 $40
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow