Austin vs Bogota vs Hanoi vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 926,426 10,978,360 8,053,663 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Vietnamese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Moderate Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December January, February, October - December 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 often preferred. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1097 $1167 $1363
Rent $1650 $480 $503 $658
Groceries $243 $82 $151 $150
Dining out $396 $174 $134 $10
Cafe $66 $22 $39 $28
Coworking space $331 $77 $72 $106
Mobile internet $40 $11 $4 $3
Public transportation $110 $23 $20 $53
Taxis $73 $28 $13 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $17 $0 $33
Sport and cultural events $54 $22 $3 $14
Museums and sights $11 $7 $4 $9
Nightlife $124 $46 $89 $118
Gym $62 $15 $57 $72
Yoga $139 $57 $57 $87
Massage $89 $37 $21 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro Viettel, Mobifone 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 Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify Grab, GoViet 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. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads 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. Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow