Chiang Mai vs Larnaca vs Porto

Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 1,166,978 144,900 237,559
Official language(s) Thai Greek Portuguese
Level of English Low High Very High
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit November - April March - May, October - December May - September
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $976 $1922 $1725
Rent $274 $665 $703
Groceries $169 $154 $145
Dining out $108 $256 $274
Cafe $45 $55 $44
Coworking space $95 $205 $94
Mobile internet $11 $35 $20
Public transportation $60 $61 $93
Taxis $20 $41 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $44 $10
Sport and cultural events $8 $28 $44
Museums and sights $8 $8 $24
Nightlife $62 $107 $64
Gym $41 $105 $55
Yoga $56 $103 $81
Massage $10 $53 $47
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Grab nTaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 46 options on Happy Cow