Berlin vs Hanoi vs Lviv

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 731,387
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2158 $1164 $745
Rent $921 $502 $324
Groceries $184 $151 $74
Dining out $266 $133 $122
Cafe $56 $38 $17
Coworking space $171 $72 $64
Mobile internet $23 $4 $3
Public transportation $86 $20 $4
Taxis $57 $13 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $0 $13
Sport and cultural events $62 $3 $10
Museums and sights $36 $4 $7
Nightlife $61 $89 $35
Gym $64 $57 $18
Yoga $97 $57 $25
Massage $55 $21 $22
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, Kyivstar
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% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber, Uklon
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. Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes).
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow