Bangkok vs Barbados vs Prague vs Seoul vs Sofia

Bangkok 🇹🇭
Barbados 🇧🇧
Prague 🇨🇿
Seoul 🇰🇷
Sofia 🇧🇬
Population 5,680,000 110,000 1,305,737 9,963,452 1,270,169
Official language(s) Thai English, Bajan Creole Czech Korean Bulgarian
Level of English Low Very high High Moderate High
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December November - May June - October March - May, September - November April-June, September-October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (฿) BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) KRW - South Korean won (₩) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (лв)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes No No
Average monthly costs $1560 $2702 $1806 $2184 $1289
Rent $616 $1054 $780 $797 $567
Groceries $191 $234 $158 $356 $10
Dining out $168 $345 $240 $211 $227
Cafe $45 $75 $53 $69 $27
Coworking space $127 $321 $175 $222 $140
Mobile internet $23 $49 $24 $40 $10
Public transportation $32 $35 $61 $40 $30
Taxis $19 $106 $33 $41 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $19 $13 $40
Sport and cultural events $46 $37 $19 $39 $18
Museums and sights $21 $36 $35 $6 $12
Nightlife $50 $96 $50 $93 $82
Gym $96 $86 $56 $69 $23
Yoga $98 $130 $66 $112 $62
Massage $11 $99 $37 $75 $29
SIM card options AIS Digicel Vodafone, T-Mobile KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafés
Taxi apps Grab None available Uber, Liftago Uber, Kakao TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow