Hanoi vs Istanbul vs Mexico City

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 8,053,663 15,520,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Turkish Spanish
Level of English Moderate Low Moderate
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December April - June, September and October March - May, October, November
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1188 $1324 $1924
Rent $513 $711 $801
Groceries $154 $89 $289
Dining out $136 $163 $188
Cafe $39 $36 $51
Coworking space $73 $99 $164
Mobile internet $4 $6 $25
Public transportation $20 $12 $11
Taxis $14 $12 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $5 $24
Sport and cultural events $3 $22 $84
Museums and sights $4 $30 $20
Nightlife $91 $44 $66
Gym $58 $19 $71
Yoga $58 $46 $67
Massage $21 $30 $52
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet BiTaksi Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow