Chiang Mai vs Ubud

Chiang Mai ðŸ‡đ🇭
Ubud ðŸ‡ŪðŸ‡Đ
Population 1,166,978 112,490
Official language(s) Thai Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit November - April May - October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $974 $1363
Rent $274 $658
Groceries $169 $150
Dining out $108 $10
Cafe $45 $28
Coworking space $95 $106
Mobile internet $11 $3
Public transportation $60 $53
Taxis $20 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $33
Sport and cultural events $8 $14
Museums and sights $8 $9
Nightlife $62 $118
Gym $41 $72
Yoga $55 $87
Massage $10 $10
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab Grab, GoJek
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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 90 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow