Hanoi vs Madrid vs Porto vs Rio de Janeiro

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 8,053,663 6,578,0179 237,559 6,718,903
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish Portuguese Portuguese
Level of English Moderate Moderate Very High Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, September - November May - September January - March, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $1167 $2498 $1759 $1833
Rent $503 $1174 $717 $1066
Groceries $151 $175 $148 $95
Dining out $134 $313 $280 $210
Cafe $39 $51 $45 $25
Coworking space $72 $196 $96 $130
Mobile internet $4 $10 $21 $7
Public transportation $20 $78 $95 $33
Taxis $13 $44 $25 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $49 $10 $16
Sport and cultural events $3 $54 $45 $55
Museums and sights $4 $20 $24 $26
Nightlife $89 $82 $66 $54
Gym $57 $44 $56 $31
Yoga $57 $142 $82 $40
Massage $21 $64 $48 $32
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS Tim, Claro, Vivo
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. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
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! Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow