Istanbul vs Tbilisi vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 1,108,700 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Georgian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October March - June May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1470 $1293 $1430
Rent $790 $665 $690
Groceries $98 $99 $157
Dining out $180 $149 $10
Cafe $40 $40 $29
Coworking space $110 $110 $111
Mobile internet $7 $4 $3
Public transportation $14 $7 $56
Taxis $14 $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $24 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $19 $15
Museums and sights $34 $8 $9
Nightlife $48 $47 $124
Gym $21 $29 $76
Yoga $51 $33 $91
Massage $33 $47 $11
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs. Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Yandex, Bolt Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow