Austin vs Bangkok vs Da Nang

Austin 🇚ðŸ‡ļ
Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
Da Nang ðŸ‡ŧðŸ‡ģ
Population 926,426 5,680,000 1,125,316
Official language(s) English (de facto) Thai Vietnamese
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, November, December February - May
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (â‚Ŧ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash also needed.
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1562 $957
Rent $1650 $617 $316
Groceries $243 $192 $160
Dining out $396 $168 $128
Cafe $66 $45 $35
Coworking space $331 $128 $87
Mobile internet $40 $23 $4
Public transportation $110 $32 $15
Taxis $73 $19 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $46 $6
Museums and sights $11 $21 $2
Nightlife $124 $50 $74
Gym $62 $96 $34
Yoga $139 $98 $71
Massage $89 $11 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. AIS Viettel, Vinafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% for restaurants, bars and services 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab Grab
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 416 listings on Happy Cow 107 options on HappyCow