Hanoi vs Lisbon

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 8,053,663 517,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Moderate Very high
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, September, October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1197 $2246
Rent $516 $1093
Groceries $155 $154
Dining out $137 $307
Cafe $40 $41
Coworking space $74 $185
Mobile internet $4 $27
Public transportation $20 $71
Taxis $14 $31
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $20
Sport and cultural events $3 $33
Museums and sights $4 $27
Nightlife $91 $53
Gym $59 $73
Yoga $59 $73
Massage $21 $57
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, FreeNow
Tap water 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads 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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow