Austin vs Bangkok

Austin 🇚ðŸ‡ļ
Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
Population 926,426 5,680,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Thai
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, November, December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1794
Rent $1650 $709
Groceries $243 $220
Dining out $396 $193
Cafe $66 $52
Coworking space $331 $147
Mobile internet $40 $27
Public transportation $110 $36
Taxis $73 $21
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $19
Sport and cultural events $54 $53
Museums and sights $11 $24
Nightlife $124 $58
Gym $62 $110
Yoga $139 $112
Massage $89 $12
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. AIS
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 416 listings on Happy Cow