New York City vs Tbilisi vs Ubud

New York City 🇺🇸
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 8,323,340 1,108,700 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Georgian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November March - June May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $5431 $1293 $1430
Rent $2891 $665 $690
Groceries $383 $99 $157
Dining out $656 $149 $10
Cafe $72 $40 $29
Coworking space $326 $110 $111
Mobile internet $45 $4 $3
Public transportation $220 $7 $56
Taxis $78 $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $24 $35
Sport and cultural events $100 $19 $15
Museums and sights $74 $8 $9
Nightlife $195 $47 $124
Gym $55 $29 $76
Yoga $197 $33 $91
Massage $109 $47 $11
SIM card options AT&T, Verizon Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés. Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Yandex, Bolt Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants 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 309 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow