Budapest vs Lisbon

Budapest 🇭🇺
Lisbon 🇵🇹
Population 1,768,073 517,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Portuguese
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November March - May, September, October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1594 $2291
Rent $647 $1115
Groceries $140 $157
Dining out $262 $313
Cafe $38 $42
Coworking space $156 $189
Mobile internet $11 $28
Public transportation $47 $72
Taxis $35 $31
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $20
Sport and cultural events $31 $34
Museums and sights $9 $28
Nightlife $55 $54
Gym $48 $75
Yoga $62 $75
Massage $33 $58
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, FreeNow
Tap water 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. 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 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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow