Austin vs Da Nang vs Rio de Janeiro vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 926,426 1,125,316 6,718,903 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Vietnamese Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Galeรฃo International Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November February - May January - March, December May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $959 $1833 $1363
Rent $1650 $316 $1066 $658
Groceries $243 $161 $95 $150
Dining out $396 $128 $210 $10
Cafe $66 $35 $25 $28
Coworking space $331 $88 $130 $106
Mobile internet $40 $4 $7 $3
Public transportation $110 $15 $33 $53
Taxis $73 $15 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $0 $16 $33
Sport and cultural events $54 $6 $55 $14
Museums and sights $11 $2 $26 $9
Nightlife $124 $74 $54 $118
Gym $62 $34 $31 $72
Yoga $139 $71 $40 $87
Massage $89 $10 $32 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Viettel, Vinafone Tim, Claro, Vivo Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. 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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city. Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow