Bucharest vs Chiang Mai

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Population 1,830,000 1,166,978
Official language(s) Romanian Thai
Level of English High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1351 $974
Rent $615 $274
Groceries $114 $169
Dining out $165 $108
Cafe $38 $45
Coworking space $133 $95
Mobile internet $7 $11
Public transportation $21 $60
Taxis $9 $20
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $8
Museums and sights $29 $8
Nightlife $45 $62
Gym $30 $41
Yoga $59 $55
Massage $31 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow