Hanoi vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 8,053,663 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Vietnamese Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December April - June, September and October May - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1186 $1279 $1410
Rent $511 $687 $680
Groceries $154 $86 $155
Dining out $136 $157 $10
Cafe $39 $35 $29
Coworking space $73 $96 $109
Mobile internet $4 $6 $3
Public transportation $20 $12 $55
Taxis $14 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $3 $21 $14
Museums and sights $4 $29 $9
Nightlife $90 $42 $122
Gym $58 $18 $75
Yoga $58 $45 $90
Massage $21 $29 $10
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
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 Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow