Hanoi vs Larnaca

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Population 8,053,663 144,900
Official language(s) Vietnamese Greek
Level of English Moderate High
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, October - December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1167 $1959
Rent $503 $678
Groceries $151 $157
Dining out $134 $261
Cafe $39 $56
Coworking space $72 $209
Mobile internet $4 $35
Public transportation $20 $63
Taxis $13 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $45
Sport and cultural events $3 $28
Museums and sights $4 $8
Nightlife $89 $110
Gym $57 $107
Yoga $57 $105
Massage $21 $54
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet nTaxi
Tap water 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available