Bangkok vs Mexico City

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 5,680,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December March - May, October, November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1703 $1904
Rent $673 $793
Groceries $209 $287
Dining out $183 $186
Cafe $49 $50
Coworking space $139 $162
Mobile internet $25 $25
Public transportation $35 $11
Taxis $20 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $24
Sport and cultural events $50 $83
Museums and sights $23 $20
Nightlife $55 $65
Gym $104 $70
Yoga $107 $67
Massage $11 $52
SIM card options AIS Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow