Bangkok vs Seoul

Bangkok ðŸ‡đ🇭
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 5,680,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Thai Korean
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December March - May, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) KRW - South Korean won (â‚Đ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1560 $2184
Rent $616 $797
Groceries $191 $356
Dining out $168 $211
Cafe $45 $69
Coworking space $127 $222
Mobile internet $23 $40
Public transportation $32 $40
Taxis $19 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $13
Sport and cultural events $46 $39
Museums and sights $21 $6
Nightlife $50 $93
Gym $96 $69
Yoga $98 $112
Massage $11 $75
SIM card options AIS KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow