Bucharest vs Hanoi vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 1,830,000 8,053,663 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English High Moderate Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October January, February, October - December May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1581 $1188 $2048
Rent $720 $513 $835
Groceries $133 $154 $173
Dining out $193 $136 $326
Cafe $44 $39 $52
Coworking space $156 $73 $112
Mobile internet $8 $4 $24
Public transportation $25 $20 $111
Taxis $10 $14 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $34 $3 $52
Museums and sights $34 $4 $28
Nightlife $53 $91 $77
Gym $36 $58 $66
Yoga $69 $58 $96
Massage $37 $21 $56
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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%. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab, GoViet Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow