Budapest vs Prague

Budapest 🇭🇺
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 1,768,073 1,305,737
Official language(s) Hungarian Czech
Level of English High High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November June - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1471 $1903
Rent $597 $822
Groceries $129 $166
Dining out $242 $253
Cafe $35 $56
Coworking space $144 $185
Mobile internet $11 $26
Public transportation $43 $64
Taxis $33 $35
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $20
Sport and cultural events $29 $20
Museums and sights $9 $37
Nightlife $51 $52
Gym $45 $59
Yoga $57 $70
Massage $31 $39
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Liftago
Tap water 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. 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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow