Austin vs Berlin vs Hanoi

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Population 926,426 3,400,000 8,053,663
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Vietnamese
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September January, February, October - December
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 often preferred.
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2381 $1194
Rent $1650 $1016 $515
Groceries $243 $203 $155
Dining out $396 $294 $137
Cafe $66 $62 $39
Coworking space $331 $189 $74
Mobile internet $40 $25 $4
Public transportation $110 $95 $20
Taxis $73 $63 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $69 $3
Museums and sights $11 $40 $4
Nightlife $124 $68 $91
Gym $62 $71 $59
Yoga $139 $107 $58
Massage $89 $61 $21
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber 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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow