Bucharest vs Hanoi

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 1,830,000 8,053,663
Official language(s) Romanian Vietnamese
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit April - October January, February, October - December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1351 $1167
Rent $615 $503
Groceries $114 $151
Dining out $165 $134
Cafe $38 $39
Coworking space $133 $72
Mobile internet $7 $4
Public transportation $21 $20
Taxis $9 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $0
Sport and cultural events $29 $3
Museums and sights $29 $4
Nightlife $45 $89
Gym $30 $57
Yoga $59 $57
Massage $31 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 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%.
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab, GoViet
Tap water 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. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow