Budapest vs Seoul

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,768,073 9,963,452
Official language(s) Hungarian Korean
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September - November
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1572 $2542
Rent $638 $927
Groceries $138 $415
Dining out $259 $245
Cafe $38 $81
Coworking space $154 $259
Mobile internet $11 $47
Public transportation $46 $47
Taxis $35 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $16
Sport and cultural events $31 $45
Museums and sights $9 $8
Nightlife $54 $108
Gym $48 $81
Yoga $61 $130
Massage $33 $87
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Kakao
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow