Hanoi vs Istanbul vs Larnaca vs Ubud

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 8,053,663 15,520,000 144,900 112,490
Official language(s) Vietnamese Turkish Greek Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low High Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December April - June, September and October March - May, October - December May - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1197 $1308 $2218 $1432
Rent $516 $703 $768 $691
Groceries $155 $88 $177 $158
Dining out $137 $161 $295 $10
Cafe $40 $36 $64 $29
Coworking space $74 $98 $236 $111
Mobile internet $4 $6 $40 $3
Public transportation $20 $12 $71 $56
Taxis $14 $12 $47 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $5 $51 $35
Sport and cultural events $3 $22 $32 $15
Museums and sights $4 $30 $9 $9
Nightlife $91 $43 $124 $124
Gym $59 $19 $122 $76
Yoga $59 $46 $119 $91
Massage $21 $29 $61 $11
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet BiTaksi nTaxi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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 Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 255 listings on Happy Cow