Budapest vs Prague vs Tbilisi

Budapest 🇭🇺
Prague 🇨🇿
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 1,768,073 1,305,737 1,108,700
Official language(s) Hungarian Czech Georgian
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November June - October March - June
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1663 $2057 $1363
Rent $675 $888 $700
Groceries $146 $180 $104
Dining out $274 $274 $157
Cafe $40 $61 $42
Coworking space $163 $200 $116
Mobile internet $12 $28 $4
Public transportation $49 $69 $8
Taxis $37 $38 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $21 $25
Sport and cultural events $33 $21 $20
Museums and sights $10 $40 $8
Nightlife $58 $56 $49
Gym $50 $64 $31
Yoga $65 $75 $35
Massage $35 $42 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, T-Mobile Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Liftago Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable 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. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow