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Austin
Austin is the capital of Texas and a compact city whose appeal brings in a diverse collection of people from all over the country and the world. To start, it's the live music capital of the US. On any given day you can participate in great activities, both indoor and outdoor, from museums to kayaking to concerts to festivals and more. Proud of its local cuisine, full of excellent cafes to work from and with nightlife for every taste. The people of Austin like to do things their own way and the atmosphere is noticeably upbeat and unique. With rising prices, it's no longer the inexpensive gem it used to be but it still costs less to live than many major cities in the country.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 3484 2933 ${ selected_currency } per month in Austin, with an average rent of 1650 1389 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 1650 1389
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 243 205
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 396 333
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 66 56
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 331 279
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 40 34
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 110 93
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 73 61
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 96 81
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 54 45
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 11 9
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 124 104
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 62 52
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 139 117
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 89 75
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 3484 2933
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
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Some of the best cheap and free things that you can do in Austin, TX are: Take a free, self-guided historic walking tour from Preservation Austin, explore the stately Capitol building on Congress Avenue, go to the botanical gardens and visit the Bartons Springs Pool.
By Nicole U. Places to visit
As in any city, some neighborhoods are safer than others. The west side is still safer than the east, with Old Enfield, Rollingwood, and Hyde Park being Austin's safest neighborhoods.ย The University of Texas is an especially good place to be.
By Sara S. Safety
If you like farmers markets, you can go on Saturdays to the Barton Creek Farmers Market. Enjoy live music while you explore the vendor booths selling freshly baked breads, Fredericksburg peaches (during late spring/summer), fresh cheeses and milk and other organic, farm-fresh goods. Another great option for Saturday mornings is SFC Farmers Market Downtown. This massive market transforms Republic Square into a lively community of locals, visitors, students, families, farmers, artists, musicians and more. Browse food, drink and arts vendors selling everything from farm-fresh eggs to locally-brewed kombucha.
By Simon G. General
The best way to get around Austin is by renting a bike, an electric scooter or using the Capital MetroRail and by bus. Whatever you prefer, getting around this city is quite easy and hassle-free.
By Jeff R. Transportation
You can drive out to the Hill Country for spectacular hikes, state parks and picnic spots. Spend the day at parks like Emma Long Metropolitan Park and Lockhart State Park. Spend an afternoon of beautiful weather on the Boardwalk, enjoying stunning views of downtown Austin along the way. It is a pristine urban trail frequented by bikers, runners, dog-walkers, and socializers.
By Leah M. Places to visit
Average weather in Austin
Most common months to visit: March - May, September - November
What to know
Population
926,426
Main airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Language
English (de facto)
Tap water
Drinkable
Tipping
15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars
Taxi apps
Uber, Lyft