Da Nang vs New York City vs Rio de Janeiro

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,125,316 8,323,340 6,718,903
Official language(s) Vietnamese English (de facto) Portuguese
Level of English Low Very high Low
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit February - May April - June, September - November January - March, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) USD - US Dollar ($) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $957 $5431 $1875
Rent $316 $2891 $1090
Groceries $160 $383 $97
Dining out $128 $656 $215
Cafe $35 $72 $26
Coworking space $87 $326 $133
Mobile internet $4 $45 $7
Public transportation $15 $220 $34
Taxis $15 $78 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $30 $17
Sport and cultural events $6 $100 $56
Museums and sights $2 $74 $26
Nightlife $74 $195 $56
Gym $34 $55 $31
Yoga $71 $197 $41
Massage $10 $109 $32
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone AT&T, Verizon Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Lyft Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 309 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow