Istanbul vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $659 $1363
Rent $354 $658
Groceries $44 $150
Dining out $81 $10
Cafe $18 $28
Coworking space $49 $106
Mobile internet $3 $3
Public transportation $6 $53
Taxis $6 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $33
Sport and cultural events $11 $14
Museums and sights $15 $9
Nightlife $22 $118
Gym $9 $72
Yoga $23 $87
Massage $15 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee 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 255 listings on Happy Cow