Bucharest vs Playa del Carmen vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 259,453 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High Moderate Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October January - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1388 $2224 $2268
Rent $632 $958 $827
Groceries $117 $131 $370
Dining out $169 $215 $219
Cafe $39 $44 $72
Coworking space $137 $166 $231
Mobile internet $7 $22 $42
Public transportation $22 $17 $42
Taxis $9 $9 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $51 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $100 $40
Museums and sights $30 $225 $7
Nightlife $47 $80 $96
Gym $31 $43 $72
Yoga $61 $56 $116
Massage $32 $105 $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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber N/A 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow