Austin vs Bucharest vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 926,426 1,830,000 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Romanian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November April - October May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1462 $1414
Rent $1650 $665 $682
Groceries $243 $123 $156
Dining out $396 $178 $10
Cafe $66 $41 $29
Coworking space $331 $144 $110
Mobile internet $40 $8 $3
Public transportation $110 $23 $55
Taxis $73 $10 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $27 $35
Sport and cultural events $54 $31 $15
Museums and sights $11 $32 $9
Nightlife $124 $49 $122
Gym $62 $33 $75
Yoga $139 $64 $90
Massage $89 $34 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Orange Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Star Taxi, Uber Grab, GoJek
Tap water 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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias 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 33 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow