Budapest vs Madrid vs Prague

Budapest 🇭🇺
Madrid 🇪🇸
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 1,768,073 6,578,0179 1,305,737
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Czech
Level of English High Moderate High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September - November June - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1476 $2703 $1961
Rent $599 $1271 $847
Groceries $129 $190 $171
Dining out $243 $339 $261
Cafe $35 $55 $58
Coworking space $144 $212 $190
Mobile internet $11 $11 $27
Public transportation $44 $85 $66
Taxis $33 $47 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $53 $20
Sport and cultural events $29 $59 $20
Museums and sights $9 $21 $38
Nightlife $51 $89 $54
Gym $45 $47 $61
Yoga $58 $154 $72
Massage $31 $69 $40
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileña, churros Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
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