Chiang Mai vs Medellin vs Tbilisi

Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Population 1,166,978 2,427,000 1,108,700
Official language(s) Thai Spanish Georgian
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit November - April January - April, December March - June
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $976 $1262 $1581
Rent $274 $714 $812
Groceries $169 $85 $121
Dining out $108 $128 $182
Cafe $45 $17 $49
Coworking space $95 $94 $135
Mobile internet $11 $15 $4
Public transportation $60 $20 $9
Taxis $20 $14 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $0 $29
Sport and cultural events $8 $8 $23
Museums and sights $8 $8 $10
Nightlife $62 $71 $57
Gym $41 $15 $36
Yoga $56 $52 $40
Massage $10 $20 $57
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Claro, Tigo Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Grab EasyTaxi Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not 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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow