Hanoi vs Rio de Janeiro

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 8,053,663 6,718,903
Official language(s) Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December January - March, December
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1167 $1833
Rent $503 $1066
Groceries $151 $95
Dining out $134 $210
Cafe $39 $25
Coworking space $72 $130
Mobile internet $4 $7
Public transportation $20 $33
Taxis $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16
Sport and cultural events $3 $55
Museums and sights $4 $26
Nightlife $89 $54
Gym $57 $31
Yoga $57 $40
Massage $21 $32
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water 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. 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 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 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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