Berlin vs Hanoi vs Porto

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 237,559
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Very high Moderate Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2381 $1194 $1903
Rent $1016 $515 $776
Groceries $203 $155 $160
Dining out $294 $137 $303
Cafe $62 $39 $49
Coworking space $189 $74 $104
Mobile internet $25 $4 $23
Public transportation $95 $20 $103
Taxis $63 $14 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $11
Sport and cultural events $69 $3 $49
Museums and sights $40 $4 $26
Nightlife $68 $91 $71
Gym $71 $59 $61
Yoga $107 $58 $89
Massage $61 $21 $52
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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%. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable 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 variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow