Bucharest vs Chiang Mai vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 1,166,978 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Thai Portuguese
Level of English High Low Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $974 $1759
Rent $615 $274 $717
Groceries $114 $169 $148
Dining out $165 $108 $280
Cafe $38 $45 $45
Coworking space $133 $95 $96
Mobile internet $7 $11 $21
Public transportation $21 $60 $95
Taxis $9 $20 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $10 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $8 $45
Museums and sights $29 $8 $24
Nightlife $45 $62 $66
Gym $30 $41 $56
Yoga $59 $55 $82
Massage $31 $10 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow