Hanoi vs Istanbul vs Porto vs Ubud

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 8,053,663 15,520,000 237,559 112,490
Official language(s) Vietnamese Turkish Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low Very High Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December April - June, September and October May - September 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 Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1197 $1308 $1991 $1432
Rent $516 $703 $812 $691
Groceries $155 $88 $168 $158
Dining out $137 $161 $317 $10
Cafe $40 $36 $51 $29
Coworking space $74 $98 $109 $111
Mobile internet $4 $6 $24 $3
Public transportation $20 $12 $108 $56
Taxis $14 $12 $28 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $5 $12 $35
Sport and cultural events $3 $22 $51 $15
Museums and sights $4 $30 $27 $9
Nightlife $91 $43 $74 $124
Gym $59 $19 $64 $76
Yoga $59 $46 $93 $91
Massage $21 $29 $54 $11
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, MEO, NOS 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 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet BiTaksi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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 A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. 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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa 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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars 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 46 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow