Hanoi vs Ubud

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 8,053,663 112,490
Official language(s) Vietnamese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December May - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1183 $1430
Rent $510 $690
Groceries $153 $157
Dining out $136 $10
Cafe $39 $29
Coworking space $73 $111
Mobile internet $4 $3
Public transportation $20 $56
Taxis $14 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $3 $15
Museums and sights $4 $9
Nightlife $90 $124
Gym $58 $76
Yoga $58 $91
Massage $21 $11
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Grab, GoJek
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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow