Austin vs Berlin vs Bogota vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 926,426 3,400,000 10,978,360 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September January - March, December May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2200 $1097 $1363
Rent $1650 $939 $480 $658
Groceries $243 $188 $82 $150
Dining out $396 $271 $174 $10
Cafe $66 $57 $22 $28
Coworking space $331 $174 $77 $106
Mobile internet $40 $23 $11 $3
Public transportation $110 $88 $23 $53
Taxis $73 $58 $28 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $17 $33
Sport and cultural events $54 $64 $22 $14
Museums and sights $11 $37 $7 $9
Nightlife $124 $63 $46 $118
Gym $62 $66 $15 $72
Yoga $139 $99 $57 $87
Massage $89 $56 $37 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Tigo, Movistar, Claro Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for 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 Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify Grab, GoJek
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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels 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 Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops 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 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow