Budapest vs Larnaca vs Lisbon

Budapest 🇭🇺
Larnaca 🇨🇾
Lisbon 🇵🇹
Population 1,768,073 144,900 517,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Greek Portuguese
Level of English High High Very high
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, October - December March - May, September, October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (€) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1470 $2120 $2147
Rent $597 $734 $1045
Groceries $129 $169 $147
Dining out $242 $282 $294
Cafe $35 $61 $40
Coworking space $144 $226 $177
Mobile internet $11 $38 $26
Public transportation $43 $68 $68
Taxis $33 $45 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $49 $19
Sport and cultural events $29 $30 $32
Museums and sights $9 $9 $26
Nightlife $51 $119 $51
Gym $45 $116 $70
Yoga $57 $114 $70
Massage $31 $59 $54
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi nTaxi Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau à bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitão, polvo à lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow