Hanoi vs Medellin

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 8,053,663 2,427,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December January - April, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1167 $1293
Rent $503 $732
Groceries $151 $87
Dining out $134 $131
Cafe $39 $18
Coworking space $72 $96
Mobile internet $4 $16
Public transportation $20 $21
Taxis $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0
Sport and cultural events $3 $8
Museums and sights $4 $9
Nightlife $89 $73
Gym $57 $15
Yoga $57 $54
Massage $21 $20
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Claro, Tigo
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet EasyTaxi
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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow