Hanoi vs Madrid

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 8,053,663 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, September - November
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 Yes
Average monthly costs $1199 $2703
Rent $517 $1271
Groceries $156 $190
Dining out $137 $339
Cafe $40 $55
Coworking space $74 $212
Mobile internet $4 $11
Public transportation $20 $85
Taxis $14 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $53
Sport and cultural events $3 $59
Museums and sights $4 $21
Nightlife $91 $89
Gym $59 $47
Yoga $59 $154
Massage $21 $69
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow