Budapest vs Playa del Carmen vs Prague

Budapest 🇭🇺
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 1,768,073 259,453 1,305,737
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Czech
Level of English High Moderate High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January - May, October - December June - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1476 $2116 $1961
Rent $599 $912 $847
Groceries $129 $125 $171
Dining out $243 $204 $261
Cafe $35 $42 $58
Coworking space $144 $158 $190
Mobile internet $11 $21 $27
Public transportation $44 $17 $66
Taxis $33 $9 $36
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $49 $20
Sport and cultural events $29 $95 $20
Museums and sights $9 $214 $38
Nightlife $51 $76 $54
Gym $45 $41 $61
Yoga $58 $54 $72
Massage $31 $100 $40
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10-15% for restaurants 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi N/A 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow