Austin vs Budapest vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 926,426 1,768,073 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Hungarian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September - November May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1476 $1424
Rent $1650 $599 $687
Groceries $243 $129 $157
Dining out $396 $243 $10
Cafe $66 $35 $29
Coworking space $331 $144 $110
Mobile internet $40 $11 $3
Public transportation $110 $44 $56
Taxis $73 $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $35
Sport and cultural events $54 $29 $15
Museums and sights $11 $9 $9
Nightlife $124 $51 $123
Gym $62 $45 $75
Yoga $139 $58 $91
Massage $89 $31 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Telenor Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Bolt, Fotaxi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow