Bangkok vs Da Nang vs Mexico City

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 5,680,000 1,125,316 8,850,000
Official language(s) Thai Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Low Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December February - May March - May, October, November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1644 $982 $1779
Rent $650 $324 $741
Groceries $202 $164 $268
Dining out $177 $131 $174
Cafe $47 $36 $47
Coworking space $134 $90 $152
Mobile internet $24 $4 $23
Public transportation $33 $16 $10
Taxis $20 $16 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $23
Sport and cultural events $49 $6 $77
Museums and sights $22 $2 $19
Nightlife $53 $76 $61
Gym $101 $35 $66
Yoga $103 $73 $62
Massage $11 $10 $48
SIM card options AIS Viettel, Vinafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Grab Grab Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 107 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow