Bucharest vs Cape Town vs Hanoi

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 1,830,000 4,617,560 8,053,663
Official language(s) Romanian Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Vietnamese
Level of English High Very high Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ZAR - South African Rand (R) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1581 $1862 $1188
Rent $720 $743 $513
Groceries $133 $155 $154
Dining out $193 $324 $136
Cafe $44 $39 $39
Coworking space $156 $181 $73
Mobile internet $8 $32 $4
Public transportation $25 $66 $20
Taxis $10 $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $59 $0
Sport and cultural events $34 $23 $3
Museums and sights $34 $18 $4
Nightlife $53 $52 $91
Gym $36 $43 $58
Yoga $69 $67 $58
Massage $37 $37 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange MTN, Vodacom Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Bolt Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. South African cuisine has been shaped by a long history of Dutch, Malay, British and Indian settlements, making the food diverse and strong in flavor. There is a strong emphasis on game in all of its different forms, as well as spicy sauces and sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. 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.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 24 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow