Seoul vs Ubud

Seoul 🇰🇷
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - October
Currency KRW - South Korean won (₩) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $2184 $1363
Rent $797 $658
Groceries $356 $150
Dining out $211 $10
Cafe $69 $28
Coworking space $222 $106
Mobile internet $40 $3
Public transportation $40 $53
Taxis $41 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $33
Sport and cultural events $39 $14
Museums and sights $6 $9
Nightlife $93 $118
Gym $69 $72
Yoga $112 $87
Massage $75 $10
SIM card options KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Kakao Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets 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 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow