Chiang Mai vs Da Nang

Chiang Mai ðŸ‡đ🇭
Da Nang ðŸ‡ŧðŸ‡ģ
Population 1,166,978 1,125,316
Official language(s) Thai Vietnamese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Most common months to visit November - April February - May
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (â‚Ŧ)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted in some places. Cash also needed.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1070 $975
Rent $301 $322
Groceries $185 $163
Dining out $118 $131
Cafe $49 $35
Coworking space $104 $89
Mobile internet $12 $4
Public transportation $66 $16
Taxis $22 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $11 $0
Sport and cultural events $9 $6
Museums and sights $8 $2
Nightlife $68 $75
Gym $45 $34
Yoga $61 $72
Massage $11 $10
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Viettel, Vinafone
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes
Taxi apps Grab Grab
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces.
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow