Hanoi vs Playa del Carmen vs Prague

Hanoi 🇻🇳
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 8,053,663 259,453 1,305,737
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish Czech
Level of English Moderate Moderate High
Main airport Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December January - May, October - December June - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1197 $2185 $1996
Rent $516 $941 $862
Groceries $155 $129 $174
Dining out $137 $211 $266
Cafe $40 $43 $59
Coworking space $74 $163 $194
Mobile internet $4 $21 $27
Public transportation $20 $17 $67
Taxis $14 $9 $37
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $50 $21
Sport and cultural events $3 $98 $21
Museums and sights $4 $221 $39
Nightlife $91 $79 $55
Gym $59 $43 $62
Yoga $59 $55 $73
Massage $21 $103 $41
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10-15% for restaurants 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet N/A Uber, Liftago
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow