Hanoi vs Porto vs Rio de Janeiro vs Seoul

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 8,053,663 237,559 6,718,903 9,963,452
Official language(s) Vietnamese Portuguese Portuguese Korean
Level of English Moderate Very High Low Moderate
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Galeรฃo International Airport Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December May - September January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No No
Average monthly costs $1167 $1759 $1833 $2184
Rent $503 $717 $1066 $797
Groceries $151 $148 $95 $356
Dining out $134 $280 $210 $211
Cafe $39 $45 $25 $69
Coworking space $72 $96 $130 $222
Mobile internet $4 $21 $7 $40
Public transportation $20 $95 $33 $40
Taxis $13 $25 $14 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $10 $16 $13
Sport and cultural events $3 $45 $55 $39
Museums and sights $4 $24 $26 $6
Nightlife $89 $66 $54 $93
Gym $57 $56 $31 $69
Yoga $57 $82 $40 $112
Massage $21 $48 $32 $75
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, MEO, NOS Tim, Claro, Vivo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable 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. 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food 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. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow