Austin vs Larnaca vs Seoul

Austin 🇺🇸
Larnaca 🇨🇾
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 926,426 144,900 9,963,452
Official language(s) English (de facto) Greek Korean
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2218 $2426
Rent $1650 $768 $885
Groceries $243 $177 $396
Dining out $396 $295 $234
Cafe $66 $64 $77
Coworking space $331 $236 $247
Mobile internet $40 $40 $44
Public transportation $110 $71 $45
Taxis $73 $47 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $51 $15
Sport and cultural events $54 $32 $43
Museums and sights $11 $9 $7
Nightlife $124 $124 $103
Gym $62 $122 $77
Yoga $139 $119 $124
Massage $89 $61 $83
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft nTaxi Uber, Kakao
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 57 options on Happy Cow