Bucharest vs Mexico City vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1388 $1938 $2268
Rent $632 $807 $827
Groceries $117 $292 $370
Dining out $169 $189 $219
Cafe $39 $51 $72
Coworking space $137 $165 $231
Mobile internet $7 $26 $42
Public transportation $22 $11 $42
Taxis $9 $9 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $25 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $84 $40
Museums and sights $30 $20 $7
Nightlife $47 $67 $96
Gym $31 $72 $72
Yoga $61 $68 $116
Massage $32 $52 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow