Bogota vs Bucharest vs Chiang Mai

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 1,166,978
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Thai
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October November - April
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1172 $1461 $1027
Rent $513 $665 $289
Groceries $88 $123 $178
Dining out $185 $178 $113
Cafe $23 $41 $47
Coworking space $82 $144 $100
Mobile internet $12 $8 $11
Public transportation $24 $23 $63
Taxis $30 $10 $21
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $10
Sport and cultural events $24 $31 $8
Museums and sights $8 $32 $8
Nightlife $50 $49 $66
Gym $16 $33 $43
Yoga $60 $64 $58
Massage $40 $34 $10
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Grab
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow