Da Nang vs Playa del Carmen

Da Nang 🇻🇳
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Population 1,125,316 259,453
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit February - May January - May, October - December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $973 $2071
Rent $321 $892
Groceries $163 $122
Dining out $130 $200
Cafe $35 $41
Coworking space $89 $155
Mobile internet $4 $20
Public transportation $16 $16
Taxis $16 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $48
Sport and cultural events $6 $93
Museums and sights $2 $210
Nightlife $75 $75
Gym $34 $40
Yoga $72 $53
Massage $10 $98
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Grab N/A
Tap water 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow