Budapest vs Chiang Mai vs Prague

Budapest 🇭🇺
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Population 1,768,073 1,166,978 1,305,737
Official language(s) Hungarian Thai Czech
Level of English High Low High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November November - April June - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) THB - Thai Baht (฿) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1476 $1048 $1961
Rent $599 $295 $847
Groceries $129 $182 $171
Dining out $243 $116 $261
Cafe $35 $48 $58
Coworking space $144 $102 $190
Mobile internet $11 $11 $27
Public transportation $44 $64 $66
Taxis $33 $21 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $11 $20
Sport and cultural events $29 $8 $20
Museums and sights $9 $8 $38
Nightlife $51 $67 $54
Gym $45 $44 $61
Yoga $58 $60 $72
Massage $31 $11 $40
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor AIS, DTAC Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Grab 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. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 90 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow