Bangkok vs New York City vs Valencia

Bangkok 🇹🇭
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Population 5,680,000 8,323,340 834,000
Official language(s) Thai English (de facto) Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Very high Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April - June, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (฿) USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1643 $5431 $2188
Rent $649 $2891 $963
Groceries $202 $383 $162
Dining out $177 $656 $324
Cafe $47 $72 $46
Coworking space $134 $326 $169
Mobile internet $24 $45 $17
Public transportation $33 $220 $42
Taxis $20 $78 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $30 $34
Sport and cultural events $49 $100 $81
Museums and sights $22 $74 $49
Nightlife $53 $195 $73
Gym $101 $55 $38
Yoga $103 $197 $96
Massage $11 $109 $50
SIM card options AIS AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Lyft Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow