Austin vs Bangkok vs Bogota

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 926,426 5,680,000 10,978,360
Official language(s) English (de facto) Thai Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) El Dorado International Airport (BOG)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, November, December January - March, December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1562 $1071
Rent $1650 $617 $469
Groceries $243 $192 $80
Dining out $396 $168 $170
Cafe $66 $45 $21
Coworking space $331 $128 $75
Mobile internet $40 $23 $11
Public transportation $110 $32 $22
Taxis $73 $19 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $16
Sport and cultural events $54 $46 $22
Museums and sights $11 $21 $7
Nightlife $124 $50 $45
Gym $62 $96 $14
Yoga $139 $98 $55
Massage $89 $11 $36
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. AIS Tigo, Movistar, Claro
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab Uber, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars.
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 416 listings on Happy Cow 104 options on Happy Cow