Da Nang vs Istanbul vs Mexico City vs Seoul

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,125,316 15,520,000 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Vietnamese Turkish Spanish Korean
Level of English Low Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Istanbul Airport (IST) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit February - May April - June, September and October March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in most places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes No
Average monthly costs $975 $1279 $1907 $2479
Rent $322 $687 $794 $904
Groceries $163 $86 $287 $404
Dining out $131 $157 $186 $239
Cafe $35 $35 $50 $79
Coworking space $89 $96 $163 $252
Mobile internet $4 $6 $25 $45
Public transportation $16 $12 $11 $46
Taxis $16 $12 $9 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $5 $24 $15
Sport and cultural events $6 $21 $83 $44
Museums and sights $2 $29 $20 $7
Nightlife $75 $42 $65 $105
Gym $34 $18 $70 $79
Yoga $72 $45 $67 $127
Massage $10 $29 $52 $85
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Grab BiTaksi Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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 Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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 Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow