Bangkok vs Larnaca vs Rio de Janeiro

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,680,000 144,900 6,718,903
Official language(s) Thai Greek Portuguese
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December March - May, October - December January - March, December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1562 $1922 $1875
Rent $617 $665 $1090
Groceries $192 $154 $97
Dining out $168 $256 $215
Cafe $45 $55 $26
Coworking space $128 $205 $133
Mobile internet $23 $35 $7
Public transportation $32 $61 $34
Taxis $19 $41 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $44 $17
Sport and cultural events $46 $28 $56
Museums and sights $21 $8 $26
Nightlife $50 $107 $56
Gym $96 $105 $31
Yoga $98 $103 $41
Massage $11 $53 $32
SIM card options AIS Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab nTaxi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not 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.. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
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. The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 54 options on Happy Cow