Bangkok vs Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Seoul

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 5,680,000 5,585,556 1,830,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Thai Catalan, Spanish Romanian Korean
Level of English Low High High Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April - June, September - November April - October March - May, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No No
Average monthly costs $1562 $2338 $1330 $2188
Rent $617 $914 $605 $798
Groceries $192 $119 $112 $357
Dining out $168 $395 $162 $211
Cafe $45 $44 $37 $69
Coworking space $128 $209 $131 $223
Mobile internet $23 $10 $7 $40
Public transportation $32 $125 $21 $40
Taxis $19 $47 $9 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $24 $25 $13
Sport and cultural events $46 $80 $28 $39
Museums and sights $21 $33 $29 $6
Nightlife $50 $110 $45 $93
Gym $96 $80 $30 $69
Yoga $98 $91 $58 $112
Massage $11 $58 $31 $75
SIM card options AIS Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Grab Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow