Istanbul vs Mexico City vs Seoul vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 8,850,000 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Moderate Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October March - May, October, November March - May, September - November May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $1907 $2479 $1410
Rent $687 $794 $904 $680
Groceries $86 $287 $404 $155
Dining out $157 $186 $239 $10
Cafe $35 $50 $79 $29
Coworking space $96 $163 $252 $109
Mobile internet $6 $25 $45 $3
Public transportation $12 $11 $46 $55
Taxis $12 $9 $46 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $24 $15 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $83 $44 $14
Museums and sights $29 $20 $7 $9
Nightlife $42 $65 $105 $122
Gym $18 $70 $79 $75
Yoga $45 $67 $127 $90
Massage $29 $52 $85 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber Uber, Kakao Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets 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 59 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow