Hanoi vs Porto vs Prague vs Rio de Janeiro

Hanoi 🇻🇳
Porto 🇵🇹
Prague 🇨🇿
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Population 8,053,663 237,559 1,305,737 6,718,903
Official language(s) Vietnamese Portuguese Czech Portuguese
Level of English Moderate Very High High Low
Main airport Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December May - September June - October January - March, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $1167 $1759 $1806 $1833
Rent $503 $717 $780 $1066
Groceries $151 $148 $158 $95
Dining out $134 $280 $240 $210
Cafe $39 $45 $53 $25
Coworking space $72 $96 $175 $130
Mobile internet $4 $21 $24 $7
Public transportation $20 $95 $61 $33
Taxis $13 $25 $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $10 $19 $16
Sport and cultural events $3 $45 $19 $55
Museums and sights $4 $24 $35 $26
Nightlife $89 $66 $50 $54
Gym $57 $56 $56 $31
Yoga $57 $82 $66 $40
Massage $21 $48 $37 $32
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, T-Mobile Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Uber, Liftago 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. 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! 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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. 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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés 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.
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