Rio de Janeiro vs Seoul

Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 6,718,903 9,963,452
Official language(s) Portuguese Korean
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Galeรฃo International Airport Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1833 $2184
Rent $1066 $797
Groceries $95 $356
Dining out $210 $211
Cafe $25 $69
Coworking space $130 $222
Mobile internet $7 $40
Public transportation $33 $40
Taxis $14 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $13
Sport and cultural events $55 $39
Museums and sights $26 $6
Nightlife $54 $93
Gym $31 $69
Yoga $40 $112
Massage $32 $75
SIM card options Tim, Claro, Vivo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local 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. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 54 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow