Bucharest vs Chiang Mai vs Valencia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,830,000 1,166,978 834,000
Official language(s) Romanian Thai Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April March - June, September, October
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 almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $1027 $2140
Rent $665 $289 $942
Groceries $123 $178 $158
Dining out $178 $113 $316
Cafe $41 $47 $45
Coworking space $144 $100 $165
Mobile internet $8 $11 $17
Public transportation $23 $63 $41
Taxis $10 $21 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $10 $33
Sport and cultural events $31 $8 $79
Museums and sights $32 $8 $47
Nightlife $49 $66 $71
Gym $33 $43 $37
Yoga $64 $58 $94
Massage $34 $10 $49
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC Vodafone, Orange
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 Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow