Hanoi vs Seoul vs Tbilisi

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 8,053,663 9,963,452 1,108,700
Official language(s) Vietnamese Korean Georgian
Level of English Moderate Moderate Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December March - May, September - November March - June
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1188 $2550 $1363
Rent $513 $930 $700
Groceries $154 $416 $104
Dining out $136 $246 $157
Cafe $39 $81 $42
Coworking space $73 $260 $116
Mobile internet $4 $47 $4
Public transportation $20 $47 $8
Taxis $14 $48 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16 $25
Sport and cultural events $3 $46 $20
Museums and sights $4 $8 $8
Nightlife $91 $108 $49
Gym $58 $81 $31
Yoga $58 $131 $35
Massage $21 $87 $49
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Not customary or expected 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Kakao Yandex, Bolt
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow