Barcelona vs Hanoi

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 5,585,556 8,053,663
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Vietnamese
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November January, February, October - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2580 $1199
Rent $1009 $517
Groceries $131 $156
Dining out $436 $137
Cafe $49 $40
Coworking space $230 $74
Mobile internet $11 $4
Public transportation $138 $20
Taxis $52 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $0
Sport and cultural events $88 $3
Museums and sights $36 $4
Nightlife $121 $91
Gym $88 $59
Yoga $101 $59
Massage $64 $21
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Grab, GoViet
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow