Bangkok vs Sofia

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 5,680,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Thai Bulgarian
Level of English Low High
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April-June, September-October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1770 $1508
Rent $699 $663
Groceries $217 $12
Dining out $191 $266
Cafe $51 $32
Coworking space $145 $163
Mobile internet $26 $12
Public transportation $36 $35
Taxis $21 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $47
Sport and cultural events $52 $21
Museums and sights $24 $14
Nightlife $57 $95
Gym $109 $27
Yoga $111 $72
Massage $12 $34
SIM card options AIS A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Grab TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow