Berlin vs Hanoi vs Istanbul

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 15,520,000
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Turkish
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December April - June, September and October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2383 $1194 $821
Rent $1017 $515 $441
Groceries $203 $155 $55
Dining out $294 $137 $101
Cafe $62 $39 $22
Coworking space $189 $74 $61
Mobile internet $25 $4 $4
Public transportation $95 $20 $8
Taxis $63 $14 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $3
Sport and cultural events $69 $3 $14
Museums and sights $40 $4 $19
Nightlife $68 $91 $27
Gym $71 $59 $12
Yoga $107 $58 $29
Massage $61 $21 $18
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom
Tipping 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%. Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet BiTaksi
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow