Bangkok vs Larnaca vs New York City

Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
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Larnaca ðŸ‡ĻðŸ‡ū
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New York City 🇚ðŸ‡ļ
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Population 5,680,000 144,900 8,323,340
Official language(s) Thai Greek English (de facto)
Level of English Low High Very high
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December March - May, October - December April - June, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) EUR - Euro (₮) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1562 $1922 $5431
Rent $617 $665 $2891
Groceries $192 $154 $383
Dining out $168 $256 $656
Cafe $45 $55 $72
Coworking space $128 $205 $326
Mobile internet $23 $35 $45
Public transportation $32 $61 $220
Taxis $19 $41 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $44 $30
Sport and cultural events $46 $28 $100
Museums and sights $21 $8 $74
Nightlife $50 $107 $195
Gym $96 $105 $55
Yoga $98 $103 $197
Massage $11 $53 $109
SIM card options AIS Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Grab nTaxi Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 309 options on HappyCow