Hanoi vs Lviv vs Mexico City

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 8,053,663 731,387 8,850,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Ukrainian Spanish
Level of English Moderate Low Moderate
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December May - September March - May, October, November
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1167 $922 $1867
Rent $503 $400 $778
Groceries $151 $91 $281
Dining out $134 $151 $182
Cafe $39 $21 $49
Coworking space $72 $79 $159
Mobile internet $4 $4 $25
Public transportation $20 $5 $11
Taxis $13 $12 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16 $24
Sport and cultural events $3 $13 $81
Museums and sights $4 $9 $20
Nightlife $89 $43 $64
Gym $57 $22 $69
Yoga $57 $30 $65
Massage $21 $27 $51
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Uklon Uber
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. Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes). Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow