Hanoi vs Mexico City

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 8,053,663 8,850,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, October, November
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1167 $1867
Rent $503 $778
Groceries $151 $281
Dining out $134 $182
Cafe $39 $49
Coworking space $72 $159
Mobile internet $4 $25
Public transportation $20 $11
Taxis $13 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $3 $81
Museums and sights $4 $20
Nightlife $89 $64
Gym $57 $69
Yoga $57 $65
Massage $21 $51
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber
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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow