Hanoi vs Lviv

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 8,053,663 731,387
Official language(s) Vietnamese Ukrainian
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December May - September
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1199 $1000
Rent $517 $434
Groceries $156 $99
Dining out $137 $164
Cafe $40 $22
Coworking space $74 $86
Mobile internet $4 $4
Public transportation $20 $5
Taxis $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17
Sport and cultural events $3 $14
Museums and sights $4 $9
Nightlife $91 $47
Gym $59 $24
Yoga $59 $33
Massage $21 $29
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Uklon
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. Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes).
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow