Austin vs Barcelona vs Bogota vs Bucharest

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 926,426 5,585,556 10,978,360 1,830,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Catalan, Spanish Spanish Romanian
Level of English Very high High Low High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - June, September - November January - March, December April - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2580 $1131 $1462
Rent $1650 $1009 $495 $665
Groceries $243 $131 $85 $123
Dining out $396 $436 $179 $178
Cafe $66 $49 $22 $41
Coworking space $331 $230 $80 $144
Mobile internet $40 $11 $12 $8
Public transportation $110 $138 $24 $23
Taxis $73 $52 $29 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $26 $17 $27
Sport and cultural events $54 $88 $23 $31
Museums and sights $11 $36 $7 $32
Nightlife $124 $121 $48 $49
Gym $62 $88 $15 $33
Yoga $139 $101 $58 $64
Massage $89 $64 $38 $34
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Movistar Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Cabify, FreeNow Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber
Tap water Drinkable 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. Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow