Hanoi vs Larnaca vs Lisbon

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 8,053,663 144,900 517,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Greek Portuguese
Level of English Moderate High Very high
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, October - December March - May, September, October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1194 $2122 $2149
Rent $515 $735 $1046
Groceries $155 $170 $147
Dining out $137 $283 $294
Cafe $39 $61 $40
Coworking space $74 $226 $177
Mobile internet $4 $38 $26
Public transportation $20 $68 $68
Taxis $14 $45 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $49 $19
Sport and cultural events $3 $31 $32
Museums and sights $4 $9 $26
Nightlife $91 $119 $51
Gym $59 $116 $70
Yoga $58 $114 $70
Massage $21 $59 $54
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet nTaxi Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow