Hanoi vs Prague vs Rio de Janeiro

Hanoi 🇻🇳
Prague 🇨🇿
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Population 8,053,663 1,305,737 6,718,903
Official language(s) Vietnamese Czech Portuguese
Level of English Moderate High Low
Main airport Nội Bài International Airport (HAN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Galeão International Airport
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December June - October January - March, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1167 $1806 $1833
Rent $503 $780 $1066
Groceries $151 $158 $95
Dining out $134 $240 $210
Cafe $39 $53 $25
Coworking space $72 $175 $130
Mobile internet $4 $24 $7
Public transportation $20 $61 $33
Taxis $13 $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $19 $16
Sport and cultural events $3 $19 $55
Museums and sights $4 $35 $26
Nightlife $89 $50 $54
Gym $57 $56 $31
Yoga $57 $66 $40
Massage $21 $37 $32
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Vodafone, T-Mobile Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Liftago Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés 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.
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