Austin vs Bogota

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 926,426 10,978,360
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1252
Rent $1650 $548
Groceries $243 $94
Dining out $396 $198
Cafe $66 $25
Coworking space $331 $88
Mobile internet $40 $13
Public transportation $110 $26
Taxis $73 $32
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $19
Sport and cultural events $54 $25
Museums and sights $11 $8
Nightlife $124 $53
Gym $62 $17
Yoga $139 $65
Massage $89 $42
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro
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
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify
Tap water 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.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua
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.
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow