Chiang Mai vs Rio de Janeiro

Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,166,978 6,718,903
Official language(s) Thai Portuguese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit November - April January - March, December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1120 $1866
Rent $315 $1085
Groceries $194 $97
Dining out $124 $214
Cafe $52 $25
Coworking space $109 $132
Mobile internet $12 $7
Public transportation $69 $34
Taxis $23 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $11 $17
Sport and cultural events $9 $56
Museums and sights $9 $26
Nightlife $72 $55
Gym $47 $31
Yoga $64 $40
Massage $11 $32
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 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 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. 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 Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 90 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow