Bangkok vs Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Seoul vs Ubud

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 5,680,000 5,585,556 1,830,000 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) Thai Catalan, Spanish Romanian Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High High Moderate Low
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April - June, September - November April - October March - May, September - November May - October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1560 $2384 $1351 $2184 $1363
Rent $616 $932 $615 $797 $658
Groceries $191 $121 $114 $356 $150
Dining out $168 $403 $165 $211 $10
Cafe $45 $45 $38 $69 $28
Coworking space $127 $213 $133 $222 $106
Mobile internet $23 $10 $7 $40 $3
Public transportation $32 $127 $21 $40 $53
Taxis $19 $48 $9 $41 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $24 $25 $13 $33
Sport and cultural events $46 $81 $29 $39 $14
Museums and sights $21 $33 $29 $6 $9
Nightlife $50 $112 $45 $93 $118
Gym $96 $81 $30 $69 $72
Yoga $98 $93 $59 $112 $87
Massage $11 $59 $31 $75 $10
SIM card options AIS Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets 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 416 listings on Happy Cow 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow