Seoul vs Valencia

Seoul 🇰🇷
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 9,963,452 834,000
Official language(s) Korean Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Moderate Moderate
Main airport Incheon International Airport (ICN) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency KRW - South Korean won (₩) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $2184 $1976
Rent $797 $869
Groceries $356 $146
Dining out $211 $292
Cafe $69 $42
Coworking space $222 $152
Mobile internet $40 $16
Public transportation $40 $38
Taxis $41 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $30
Sport and cultural events $39 $73
Museums and sights $6 $44
Nightlife $93 $66
Gym $69 $34
Yoga $112 $87
Massage $75 $45
SIM card options KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Not customary or expected Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Kakao Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 57 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow