Bangkok vs Barbados vs Seoul

Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
Barbados 🇧🇧
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 5,680,000 110,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Thai English, Bajan Creole Korean
Level of English Low Very high Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December November - May March - May, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) KRW - South Korean won (â‚Đ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1560 $2702 $2184
Rent $616 $1054 $797
Groceries $191 $234 $356
Dining out $168 $345 $211
Cafe $45 $75 $69
Coworking space $127 $321 $222
Mobile internet $23 $49 $40
Public transportation $32 $35 $40
Taxis $19 $106 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $13
Sport and cultural events $46 $37 $39
Museums and sights $21 $36 $6
Nightlife $50 $96 $93
Gym $96 $86 $69
Yoga $98 $130 $112
Massage $11 $99 $75
SIM card options AIS Digicel KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Grab None available Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow