Mexico City vs Seoul

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Korean
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $1867 $2184
Rent $778 $797
Groceries $281 $356
Dining out $182 $211
Cafe $49 $69
Coworking space $159 $222
Mobile internet $25 $40
Public transportation $11 $40
Taxis $9 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $13
Sport and cultural events $81 $39
Museums and sights $20 $6
Nightlife $64 $93
Gym $69 $69
Yoga $65 $112
Massage $51 $75
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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.
Local food specialities Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow