Da Nang vs Hanoi

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 1,125,316 8,053,663
Official language(s) Vietnamese Vietnamese
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit February - May January, February, October - December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $959 $1167
Rent $316 $503
Groceries $161 $151
Dining out $128 $134
Cafe $35 $39
Coworking space $88 $72
Mobile internet $4 $4
Public transportation $15 $20
Taxis $15 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0
Sport and cultural events $6 $3
Museums and sights $2 $4
Nightlife $74 $89
Gym $34 $57
Yoga $71 $57
Massage $10 $21
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Grab Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. 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 Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow