Budapest vs Istanbul vs Rio de Janeiro

Budapest 🇭🇺
Istanbul 🇹🇷
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Population 1,768,073 15,520,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) Hungarian Turkish Portuguese
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Istanbul Airport (IST) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November April - June, September and October January - March, December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1476 $821 $1721
Rent $599 $441 $1001
Groceries $129 $55 $89
Dining out $243 $101 $197
Cafe $35 $22 $23
Coworking space $144 $62 $122
Mobile internet $11 $4 $7
Public transportation $44 $8 $31
Taxis $33 $8 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $3 $15
Sport and cultural events $29 $14 $51
Museums and sights $9 $19 $24
Nightlife $51 $27 $51
Gym $45 $12 $29
Yoga $58 $29 $37
Massage $31 $18 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Turkcell, Turk Telekom Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi BiTaksi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow