Austin vs Bogota vs Tbilisi

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 926,426 10,978,360 1,108,700
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December March - June
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1071 $1581
Rent $1650 $469 $812
Groceries $243 $80 $121
Dining out $396 $170 $182
Cafe $66 $21 $49
Coworking space $331 $75 $135
Mobile internet $40 $11 $4
Public transportation $110 $22 $9
Taxis $73 $27 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $29
Sport and cultural events $54 $22 $23
Museums and sights $11 $7 $10
Nightlife $124 $45 $57
Gym $62 $14 $36
Yoga $139 $55 $40
Massage $89 $36 $57
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
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 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify Yandex, Bolt
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. 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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
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. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow