Da Nang vs Larnaca vs Rio de Janeiro

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,125,316 144,900 6,718,903
Official language(s) Vietnamese Greek Portuguese
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit February - May March - May, October - December January - March, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $957 $1922 $1875
Rent $316 $665 $1090
Groceries $160 $154 $97
Dining out $128 $256 $215
Cafe $35 $55 $26
Coworking space $87 $205 $133
Mobile internet $4 $35 $7
Public transportation $15 $61 $34
Taxis $15 $41 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $44 $17
Sport and cultural events $6 $28 $56
Museums and sights $2 $8 $26
Nightlife $74 $107 $56
Gym $34 $105 $31
Yoga $71 $103 $41
Massage $10 $53 $32
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab nTaxi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 54 options on Happy Cow