Berlin vs Hanoi vs New York City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 8,323,340
Official language(s) German Vietnamese English (de facto)
Level of English Very high Moderate Very high
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December April - June, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) USD - US Dollar ($)
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 $2383 $1194 $5431
Rent $1017 $515 $2891
Groceries $203 $155 $383
Dining out $294 $137 $656
Cafe $62 $39 $72
Coworking space $189 $74 $326
Mobile internet $25 $4 $45
Public transportation $95 $20 $220
Taxis $63 $14 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $30
Sport and cultural events $69 $3 $100
Museums and sights $40 $4 $74
Nightlife $68 $91 $195
Gym $71 $59 $55
Yoga $107 $58 $197
Massage $61 $21 $109
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone AT&T, Verizon
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%. 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber, Lyft
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. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow