Bogota vs Hanoi

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 10,978,360 8,053,663
Official language(s) Spanish Vietnamese
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit January - March, December January, February, October - December
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1131 $1199
Rent $495 $517
Groceries $85 $156
Dining out $179 $137
Cafe $22 $40
Coworking space $80 $74
Mobile internet $12 $4
Public transportation $24 $20
Taxis $29 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $23 $3
Museums and sights $7 $4
Nightlife $48 $91
Gym $15 $59
Yoga $58 $59
Massage $38 $21
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow