Bucharest vs Chiang Mai vs Mexico City

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 1,830,000 1,166,978 8,850,000
Official language(s) Romanian Thai Spanish
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April March - May, October, November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $1027 $1779
Rent $665 $289 $741
Groceries $123 $178 $268
Dining out $178 $113 $174
Cafe $41 $47 $47
Coworking space $144 $100 $152
Mobile internet $8 $11 $23
Public transportation $23 $63 $10
Taxis $10 $21 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $10 $23
Sport and cultural events $31 $8 $77
Museums and sights $32 $8 $19
Nightlife $49 $66 $61
Gym $33 $43 $66
Yoga $64 $58 $62
Massage $34 $10 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC Telcel, Movistar
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 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow