Buenos Aires vs Hanoi

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 2,900,000 8,053,663
Official language(s) Spanish Vietnamese
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit September - December January, February, October - December
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1321 $1167
Rent $844 $503
Groceries $98 $151
Dining out $121 $134
Cafe $25 $39
Coworking space $95 $72
Mobile internet $11 $4
Public transportation $9 $20
Taxis $9 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $14 $0
Sport and cultural events $24 $3
Museums and sights $4 $4
Nightlife $23 $89
Gym $14 $57
Yoga $19 $57
Massage $10 $21
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow