Bangkok vs New York City

Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
New York City 🇚ðŸ‡ļ
Population 5,680,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Thai English (de facto)
Level of English Low Very high
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April - June, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1770 $5431
Rent $699 $2891
Groceries $217 $383
Dining out $191 $656
Cafe $51 $72
Coworking space $145 $326
Mobile internet $26 $45
Public transportation $36 $220
Taxis $21 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $30
Sport and cultural events $52 $100
Museums and sights $24 $74
Nightlife $57 $195
Gym $109 $55
Yoga $111 $197
Massage $12 $109
SIM card options AIS AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not 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.
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.
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow