Bangkok vs Playa del Carmen

Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
Playa del Carmen ðŸ‡ēðŸ‡―
Population 5,680,000 259,453
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December January - May, October - December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1827 $2083
Rent $722 $897
Groceries $224 $123
Dining out $197 $201
Cafe $53 $41
Coworking space $149 $155
Mobile internet $27 $20
Public transportation $37 $16
Taxis $22 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $20 $48
Sport and cultural events $54 $94
Museums and sights $25 $211
Nightlife $59 $75
Gym $112 $41
Yoga $115 $53
Massage $12 $98
SIM card options AIS Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Grab N/A
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow