Berlin vs Hanoi vs Mexico City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 8,850,000
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2383 $1194 $1779
Rent $1017 $515 $741
Groceries $203 $155 $268
Dining out $294 $137 $174
Cafe $62 $39 $47
Coworking space $189 $74 $152
Mobile internet $25 $4 $23
Public transportation $95 $20 $10
Taxis $63 $14 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $23
Sport and cultural events $69 $3 $77
Museums and sights $40 $4 $19
Nightlife $68 $91 $61
Gym $71 $59 $66
Yoga $107 $58 $62
Massage $61 $21 $48
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Telcel, Movistar
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%. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber
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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow