Berlin vs Bucharest vs Hanoi vs Rio de Janeiro

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 8,053,663 6,718,903
Official language(s) German Romanian Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit May - September April - October January, February, October - December January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No No
Average monthly costs $2381 $1462 $1199 $1721
Rent $1017 $665 $517 $1001
Groceries $203 $123 $156 $89
Dining out $294 $178 $137 $197
Cafe $62 $41 $40 $23
Coworking space $189 $144 $74 $122
Mobile internet $25 $8 $4 $7
Public transportation $95 $23 $20 $31
Taxis $63 $10 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $0 $15
Sport and cultural events $69 $31 $3 $51
Museums and sights $40 $32 $4 $24
Nightlife $68 $49 $91 $51
Gym $71 $33 $59 $29
Yoga $107 $64 $59 $37
Massage $61 $34 $21 $30
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Viettel, Mobifone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow