Austin vs Da Nang vs Porto

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 926,426 1,125,316 237,559
Official language(s) English (de facto) Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low Very High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November February - May May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $984 $1991
Rent $1650 $325 $812
Groceries $243 $165 $168
Dining out $396 $132 $317
Cafe $66 $36 $51
Coworking space $331 $90 $109
Mobile internet $40 $4 $24
Public transportation $110 $16 $108
Taxis $73 $16 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $54 $6 $51
Museums and sights $11 $2 $27
Nightlife $124 $76 $74
Gym $62 $35 $64
Yoga $139 $73 $93
Massage $89 $10 $54
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Viettel, Vinafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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 variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca 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 Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow