Chiang Mai vs Lisbon

Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,166,978 517,000
Official language(s) Thai Portuguese
Level of English Low Very high
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit November - April March - May, September, October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $974 $1984
Rent $274 $965
Groceries $169 $136
Dining out $108 $271
Cafe $45 $37
Coworking space $95 $164
Mobile internet $11 $24
Public transportation $60 $63
Taxis $20 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $18
Sport and cultural events $8 $29
Museums and sights $8 $24
Nightlife $62 $47
Gym $41 $65
Yoga $55 $65
Massage $10 $50
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Vodafone
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab Uber, FreeNow
Tap water 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow