Hanoi vs Tbilisi

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 8,053,663 1,108,700
Official language(s) Vietnamese Georgian
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - June
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1167 $1462
Rent $503 $752
Groceries $151 $112
Dining out $134 $169
Cafe $39 $45
Coworking space $72 $125
Mobile internet $4 $4
Public transportation $20 $8
Taxis $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $27
Sport and cultural events $3 $21
Museums and sights $4 $9
Nightlife $89 $53
Gym $57 $33
Yoga $57 $37
Massage $21 $53
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not 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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow