Austin vs Bangkok vs Tbilisi

Austin 🇺🇸
Bangkok 🇹🇭
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 926,426 5,680,000 1,108,700
Official language(s) English (de facto) Thai Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, November, December March - June
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (฿) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1562 $1581
Rent $1650 $617 $812
Groceries $243 $192 $121
Dining out $396 $168 $182
Cafe $66 $45 $49
Coworking space $331 $128 $135
Mobile internet $40 $23 $4
Public transportation $110 $32 $9
Taxis $73 $19 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $29
Sport and cultural events $54 $46 $23
Museums and sights $11 $21 $10
Nightlife $124 $50 $57
Gym $62 $96 $36
Yoga $139 $98 $40
Massage $89 $11 $57
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. AIS Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 416 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow