Chiang Mai vs Porto

Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,166,978 237,559
Official language(s) Thai Portuguese
Level of English Low Very High
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit November - April May - September
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $974 $1759
Rent $274 $717
Groceries $169 $148
Dining out $108 $280
Cafe $45 $45
Coworking space $95 $96
Mobile internet $11 $21
Public transportation $60 $95
Taxis $20 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $10
Sport and cultural events $8 $45
Museums and sights $8 $24
Nightlife $62 $66
Gym $41 $56
Yoga $55 $82
Massage $10 $48
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Grab Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow