Bangkok vs Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Prague vs Seoul vs Valencia

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Barcelona 🇪🇸
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Bucharest 🇷🇴
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Prague 🇨🇿
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Seoul 🇰🇷
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Valencia 🇪🇸
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Population 5,680,000 5,585,556 1,830,000 1,305,737 9,963,452 834,000
Official language(s) Thai Catalan, Spanish Romanian Czech Korean Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low High High High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April - June, September - November April - October June - October March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (฿) EUR - Euro (€) RON - Romanian Leu (L) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) KRW - South Korean won (₩) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1560 $2384 $1351 $1806 $2184 $1976
Rent $616 $932 $615 $780 $797 $869
Groceries $191 $121 $114 $158 $356 $146
Dining out $168 $403 $165 $240 $211 $292
Cafe $45 $45 $38 $53 $69 $42
Coworking space $127 $213 $133 $175 $222 $152
Mobile internet $23 $10 $7 $24 $40 $16
Public transportation $32 $127 $21 $61 $40 $38
Taxis $19 $48 $9 $33 $41 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $24 $25 $19 $13 $30
Sport and cultural events $46 $81 $29 $19 $39 $73
Museums and sights $21 $33 $29 $35 $6 $44
Nightlife $50 $112 $45 $50 $93 $66
Gym $96 $81 $30 $56 $69 $34
Yoga $98 $93 $59 $66 $112 $87
Massage $11 $59 $31 $37 $75 $45
SIM card options AIS Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, T-Mobile KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Vodafone, Orange
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 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Liftago Uber, Kakao Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable 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. 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomáquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sarmale, mămăligă, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbă de burtă, covrig, papanasi Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow