Chiang Mai vs Valencia

Chiang Mai 🇹🇭
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 1,166,978 834,000
Official language(s) Thai Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit November - April March - June, September, October
Currency THB - Thai Baht (฿) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $974 $1976
Rent $274 $869
Groceries $169 $146
Dining out $108 $292
Cafe $45 $42
Coworking space $95 $152
Mobile internet $11 $16
Public transportation $60 $38
Taxis $20 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $10 $30
Sport and cultural events $8 $73
Museums and sights $8 $44
Nightlife $62 $66
Gym $41 $34
Yoga $55 $87
Massage $10 $45
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow