Hanoi vs Seoul

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 8,053,663 9,963,452
Official language(s) Vietnamese Korean
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1199 $2369
Rent $517 $864
Groceries $156 $387
Dining out $137 $229
Cafe $40 $75
Coworking space $74 $241
Mobile internet $4 $43
Public transportation $20 $44
Taxis $14 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $15
Sport and cultural events $3 $42
Museums and sights $4 $7
Nightlife $91 $101
Gym $59 $75
Yoga $59 $121
Massage $21 $81
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Kakao
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. 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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow