Bangkok vs Hanoi

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 5,680,000 8,053,663
Official language(s) Thai Vietnamese
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December January, February, October - December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1678 $1199
Rent $663 $517
Groceries $206 $156
Dining out $181 $137
Cafe $48 $40
Coworking space $137 $74
Mobile internet $25 $4
Public transportation $34 $20
Taxis $20 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $50 $3
Museums and sights $23 $4
Nightlife $54 $91
Gym $103 $59
Yoga $105 $59
Massage $11 $21
SIM card options AIS Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 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 Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup 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 Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow