Bangkok vs Rio de Janeiro

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,680,000 6,718,903
Official language(s) Thai Portuguese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December January - March, December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1560 $1833
Rent $616 $1066
Groceries $191 $95
Dining out $168 $210
Cafe $45 $25
Coworking space $127 $130
Mobile internet $23 $7
Public transportation $32 $33
Taxis $19 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $16
Sport and cultural events $46 $55
Museums and sights $21 $26
Nightlife $50 $54
Gym $96 $31
Yoga $98 $40
Massage $11 $32
SIM card options AIS Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Grab Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow