Budapest vs Cape Town vs Ubud

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
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Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 1,768,073 4,617,560 112,490
Official language(s) Hungarian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Very high Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September - November May - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ZAR - South African Rand (R) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1596 $1777 $1430
Rent $648 $709 $690
Groceries $140 $148 $157
Dining out $263 $309 $10
Cafe $38 $37 $29
Coworking space $156 $173 $111
Mobile internet $11 $30 $3
Public transportation $47 $63 $56
Taxis $35 $24 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $56 $35
Sport and cultural events $31 $22 $15
Museums and sights $9 $17 $9
Nightlife $55 $50 $124
Gym $48 $41 $76
Yoga $62 $64 $91
Massage $33 $35 $11
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor MTN, Vodacom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Bolt Grab, GoJek
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. South African cuisine has been shaped by a long history of Dutch, Malay, British and Indian settlements, making the food diverse and strong in flavor. There is a strong emphasis on game in all of its different forms, as well as spicy sauces and sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets 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 47 options on HappyCow 24 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow