Austin vs Bogota vs Lisbon

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 926,426 10,978,360 517,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low Very high
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December March - May, September, October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1071 $1946
Rent $1650 $469 $947
Groceries $243 $80 $133
Dining out $396 $170 $266
Cafe $66 $21 $36
Coworking space $331 $75 $161
Mobile internet $40 $11 $24
Public transportation $110 $22 $61
Taxis $73 $27 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $17
Sport and cultural events $54 $22 $29
Museums and sights $11 $7 $24
Nightlife $124 $45 $46
Gym $62 $14 $63
Yoga $139 $55 $63
Massage $89 $36 $49
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow