Budapest vs Sofia vs Ubud

Budapest 🇭🇺
Sofia 🇧🇬
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 1,768,073 1,270,169 112,490
Official language(s) Hungarian Bulgarian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November April-June, September-October May - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (лв) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1594 $1488 $1430
Rent $647 $654 $690
Groceries $140 $12 $157
Dining out $262 $262 $10
Cafe $38 $31 $29
Coworking space $156 $161 $111
Mobile internet $11 $12 $3
Public transportation $47 $34 $56
Taxis $35 $14 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $46 $35
Sport and cultural events $31 $21 $15
Museums and sights $9 $14 $9
Nightlife $55 $94 $124
Gym $48 $26 $76
Yoga $62 $71 $91
Massage $33 $34 $11
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor A1, Telenor, Vivacom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafés Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars 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. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital. 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, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. 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 20 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow