Austin vs Bogota vs Da Nang vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 926,426 10,978,360 1,125,316 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Vietnamese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December February - May May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1097 $959 $1363
Rent $1650 $480 $316 $658
Groceries $243 $82 $161 $150
Dining out $396 $174 $128 $10
Cafe $66 $22 $35 $28
Coworking space $331 $77 $88 $106
Mobile internet $40 $11 $4 $3
Public transportation $110 $23 $15 $53
Taxis $73 $28 $15 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $0 $33
Sport and cultural events $54 $22 $6 $14
Museums and sights $11 $7 $2 $9
Nightlife $124 $46 $74 $118
Gym $62 $15 $34 $72
Yoga $139 $57 $71 $87
Massage $89 $37 $10 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro Viettel, Vinafone Telkomsel, XL Axiata
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 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify Grab 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. 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. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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. Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets 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 104 options on Happy Cow 107 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow