Bangkok vs Chiang Mai

Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
Chiang Mai ðŸ‡đ🇭
Population 5,680,000 1,166,978
Official language(s) Thai Thai
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December November - April
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1703 $1063
Rent $673 $299
Groceries $209 $184
Dining out $183 $117
Cafe $49 $49
Coworking space $139 $104
Mobile internet $25 $12
Public transportation $35 $65
Taxis $20 $22
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $11
Sport and cultural events $50 $9
Museums and sights $23 $8
Nightlife $55 $68
Gym $104 $45
Yoga $107 $61
Massage $11 $11
SIM card options AIS AIS, DTAC
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Grab Grab
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow