Austin vs Berlin vs Da Nang

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 926,426 3,400,000 1,125,316
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Vietnamese
Level of English Very high Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September February - May
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash also needed.
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2158 $957
Rent $1650 $921 $316
Groceries $243 $184 $160
Dining out $396 $266 $128
Cafe $66 $56 $35
Coworking space $331 $171 $87
Mobile internet $40 $23 $4
Public transportation $110 $86 $15
Taxis $73 $57 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $62 $6
Museums and sights $11 $36 $2
Nightlife $124 $61 $74
Gym $62 $64 $34
Yoga $139 $97 $71
Massage $89 $55 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Vinafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber Grab
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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels 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 Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 107 options on HappyCow