Da Nang vs Hanoi vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 1,125,316 8,053,663 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Vietnamese Vietnamese Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Low Low
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit February - May January, February, October - December April - June, September and October May - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $984 $1197 $1308 $1432
Rent $325 $516 $703 $691
Groceries $165 $155 $88 $158
Dining out $132 $137 $161 $10
Cafe $36 $40 $36 $29
Coworking space $90 $74 $98 $111
Mobile internet $4 $4 $6 $3
Public transportation $16 $20 $12 $56
Taxis $16 $14 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $6 $3 $22 $15
Museums and sights $2 $4 $30 $9
Nightlife $76 $91 $43 $124
Gym $35 $59 $19 $76
Yoga $73 $59 $46 $91
Massage $10 $21 $29 $11
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 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 Grab Grab, GoViet BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. 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 Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca 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 Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets 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
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