Austin vs Bogota vs Larnaca

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
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Population 926,426 10,978,360 144,900
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Greek
Level of English Very high Low High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December March - May, October - December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1203 $2218
Rent $1650 $527 $768
Groceries $243 $90 $177
Dining out $396 $190 $295
Cafe $66 $24 $64
Coworking space $331 $85 $236
Mobile internet $40 $13 $40
Public transportation $110 $25 $71
Taxis $73 $30 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $51
Sport and cultural events $54 $24 $32
Museums and sights $11 $8 $9
Nightlife $124 $51 $124
Gym $62 $16 $122
Yoga $139 $62 $119
Massage $89 $41 $61
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
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 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify nTaxi
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. 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
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. Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available