Budapest vs Playa del Carmen vs Rio de Janeiro

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,768,073 259,453 6,718,903
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January - May, October - December January - March, December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1476 $2116 $1721
Rent $599 $912 $1001
Groceries $129 $125 $89
Dining out $243 $204 $197
Cafe $35 $42 $23
Coworking space $144 $158 $122
Mobile internet $11 $21 $7
Public transportation $44 $17 $31
Taxis $33 $9 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $49 $15
Sport and cultural events $29 $95 $51
Museums and sights $9 $214 $24
Nightlife $51 $76 $51
Gym $45 $41 $29
Yoga $58 $54 $37
Massage $31 $100 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Telcel, Movistar Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10-15% for restaurants 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi N/A 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's 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 72 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow