Budapest vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Budapest 🇭🇺
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Ubud 🇮🇩
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Population 1,768,073 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Hungarian Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November April - June, September and October May - October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1584 $1279 $1410
Rent $643 $687 $680
Groceries $139 $86 $155
Dining out $261 $157 $10
Cafe $38 $35 $29
Coworking space $155 $96 $109
Mobile internet $11 $6 $3
Public transportation $47 $12 $55
Taxis $35 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $31 $21 $14
Museums and sights $9 $29 $9
Nightlife $55 $42 $122
Gym $48 $18 $75
Yoga $62 $45 $90
Massage $33 $29 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi BiTaksi 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee 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 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow