Berlin vs Hanoi vs Rio de Janeiro

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 6,718,903
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December January - March, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2381 $1194 $1731
Rent $1016 $515 $1006
Groceries $203 $155 $90
Dining out $294 $137 $198
Cafe $62 $39 $24
Coworking space $189 $74 $123
Mobile internet $25 $4 $7
Public transportation $95 $20 $32
Taxis $63 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $15
Sport and cultural events $69 $3 $52
Museums and sights $40 $4 $24
Nightlife $68 $91 $51
Gym $71 $59 $29
Yoga $107 $58 $38
Massage $61 $21 $30
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Tim, Claro, Vivo
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% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, 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. 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 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 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow