Bucharest vs Chiang Mai vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 1,166,978 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Thai Korean
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1388 $1014 $2268
Rent $632 $285 $827
Groceries $117 $176 $370
Dining out $169 $112 $219
Cafe $39 $47 $72
Coworking space $137 $99 $231
Mobile internet $7 $11 $42
Public transportation $22 $62 $42
Taxis $9 $21 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $10 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $8 $40
Museums and sights $30 $8 $7
Nightlife $47 $65 $96
Gym $31 $43 $72
Yoga $61 $58 $116
Massage $32 $10 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab Uber, Kakao
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow