Bangkok vs Lviv vs Mexico City

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 5,680,000 731,387 8,850,000
Official language(s) Thai Ukrainian Spanish
Level of English Low Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December May - September March - May, October, November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1643 $1036 $1827
Rent $649 $450 $761
Groceries $202 $103 $275
Dining out $177 $169 $178
Cafe $47 $23 $48
Coworking space $134 $89 $156
Mobile internet $24 $4 $24
Public transportation $33 $6 $11
Taxis $20 $13 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $18 $23
Sport and cultural events $49 $14 $80
Museums and sights $22 $10 $19
Nightlife $53 $48 $63
Gym $101 $25 $67
Yoga $103 $34 $64
Massage $11 $30 $49
SIM card options AIS Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Uklon Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes). Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow