Austin vs Barcelona vs Hanoi

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 926,426 5,585,556 8,053,663
Official language(s) English (de facto) Catalan, Spanish Vietnamese
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2776 $1188
Rent $1650 $1085 $513
Groceries $243 $141 $154
Dining out $396 $469 $136
Cafe $66 $52 $39
Coworking space $331 $248 $73
Mobile internet $40 $12 $4
Public transportation $110 $148 $20
Taxis $73 $56 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $28 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $95 $3
Museums and sights $11 $39 $4
Nightlife $124 $130 $91
Gym $62 $95 $58
Yoga $139 $108 $58
Massage $89 $69 $21
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Movistar Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Cabify, FreeNow Grab, GoViet
Tap water Drinkable 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. Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow