Da Nang vs Istanbul vs Larnaca

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Population 1,125,316 15,520,000 144,900
Official language(s) Vietnamese Turkish Greek
Level of English Low Low High
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Istanbul Airport (IST) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit February - May April - June, September and October March - May, October - December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $982 $821 $2122
Rent $324 $441 $735
Groceries $164 $55 $170
Dining out $131 $101 $283
Cafe $36 $22 $61
Coworking space $90 $61 $226
Mobile internet $4 $4 $38
Public transportation $16 $8 $68
Taxis $16 $8 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $3 $49
Sport and cultural events $6 $14 $31
Museums and sights $2 $19 $9
Nightlife $76 $27 $119
Gym $35 $12 $116
Yoga $73 $29 $114
Massage $10 $18 $59
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Grab BiTaksi nTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available