Hanoi vs Prague

Hanoi 🇻🇳
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 8,053,663 1,305,737
Official language(s) Vietnamese Czech
Level of English Moderate High
Main airport Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December June - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1167 $1806
Rent $503 $780
Groceries $151 $158
Dining out $134 $240
Cafe $39 $53
Coworking space $72 $175
Mobile internet $4 $24
Public transportation $20 $61
Taxis $13 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $19
Sport and cultural events $3 $19
Museums and sights $4 $35
Nightlife $89 $50
Gym $57 $56
Yoga $57 $66
Massage $21 $37
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Liftago
Tap water 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. 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 Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow