Budapest vs Medellin vs Porto

Budapest 🇭🇺
Medellin 🇨🇴
Porto 🇵🇹
Population 1,768,073 2,427,000 237,559
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Low Very High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January - April, December May - September
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1663 $1508 $2048
Rent $675 $854 $835
Groceries $146 $101 $173
Dining out $274 $153 $326
Cafe $40 $21 $52
Coworking space $163 $112 $112
Mobile internet $12 $18 $24
Public transportation $49 $24 $111
Taxis $37 $16 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $33 $9 $52
Museums and sights $10 $10 $28
Nightlife $58 $85 $77
Gym $50 $18 $66
Yoga $65 $63 $96
Massage $35 $24 $56
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Claro, Tigo Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 10% in restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi EasyTaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow