Istanbul vs Seoul vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October March - May, September - November May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $2479 $1410
Rent $687 $904 $680
Groceries $86 $404 $155
Dining out $157 $239 $10
Cafe $35 $79 $29
Coworking space $96 $252 $109
Mobile internet $6 $45 $3
Public transportation $12 $46 $55
Taxis $12 $46 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $15 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $44 $14
Museums and sights $29 $7 $9
Nightlife $42 $105 $122
Gym $18 $79 $75
Yoga $45 $127 $90
Massage $29 $85 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, Kakao Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 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 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 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow