Chiang Mai vs Panama City vs Prague vs Ubud

Chiang Mai 🇹🇭
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Population 1,166,978 880,691 1,305,737 112,490
Official language(s) Thai Spanish Czech Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low High Low
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit November - April December - April June - October May - October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (฿) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1070 $2367 $1976 $1410
Rent $301 $1040 $854 $680
Groceries $185 $236 $173 $155
Dining out $118 $373 $263 $10
Cafe $49 $43 $58 $29
Coworking space $104 $157 $192 $109
Mobile internet $12 $21 $27 $3
Public transportation $66 $12 $66 $55
Taxis $22 $48 $36 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $11 $0 $21 $35
Sport and cultural events $9 $35 $21 $14
Museums and sights $8 $9 $38 $9
Nightlife $68 $117 $54 $122
Gym $45 $37 $62 $75
Yoga $61 $163 $72 $90
Massage $11 $75 $40 $10
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Claro, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, Liftago Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall 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. Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameños, tostones, ropa vieja Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow