Austin vs Bangkok vs Bogota vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 926,426 5,680,000 10,978,360 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Thai Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, November, December January - March, December May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1560 $1097 $1363
Rent $1650 $616 $480 $658
Groceries $243 $191 $82 $150
Dining out $396 $168 $174 $10
Cafe $66 $45 $22 $28
Coworking space $331 $127 $77 $106
Mobile internet $40 $23 $11 $3
Public transportation $110 $32 $23 $53
Taxis $73 $19 $28 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $17 $33
Sport and cultural events $54 $46 $22 $14
Museums and sights $11 $21 $7 $9
Nightlife $124 $50 $46 $118
Gym $62 $96 $15 $72
Yoga $139 $98 $57 $87
Massage $89 $11 $37 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. AIS Tigo, Movistar, Claro Telkomsel, XL Axiata
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 Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab Uber, Cabify Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
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 Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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. Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 416 listings on Happy Cow 104 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow