Berlin vs Hanoi vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 3,400,000 8,053,663 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) German Vietnamese Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Moderate Low Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit May - September January, February, October - December April - June, September and October May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No No Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1197 $1308 $1432
Rent $1063 $516 $703 $691
Groceries $213 $155 $88 $158
Dining out $307 $137 $161 $10
Cafe $65 $40 $36 $29
Coworking space $197 $74 $98 $111
Mobile internet $26 $4 $6 $3
Public transportation $99 $20 $12 $56
Taxis $66 $14 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $0 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $72 $3 $22 $15
Museums and sights $41 $4 $30 $9
Nightlife $71 $91 $43 $124
Gym $74 $59 $19 $76
Yoga $112 $59 $46 $91
Massage $64 $21 $29 $11
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab, GoViet BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow