New York City vs Ubud

New York City 🇺🇸
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 8,323,340 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $5431 $1363
Rent $2891 $658
Groceries $383 $150
Dining out $656 $10
Cafe $72 $28
Coworking space $326 $106
Mobile internet $45 $3
Public transportation $220 $53
Taxis $78 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $33
Sport and cultural events $100 $14
Museums and sights $74 $9
Nightlife $195 $118
Gym $55 $72
Yoga $197 $87
Massage $109 $10
SIM card options AT&T, Verizon Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab, GoJek
Tap water 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. 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. 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 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 255 listings on Happy Cow