Bogota vs Bucharest vs New York City

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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian English (de facto)
Level of English Low High Very high
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October April - June, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1172 $1461 $5431
Rent $513 $665 $2891
Groceries $88 $123 $383
Dining out $185 $178 $656
Cafe $23 $41 $72
Coworking space $82 $144 $326
Mobile internet $12 $8 $45
Public transportation $24 $23 $220
Taxis $30 $10 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $30
Sport and cultural events $24 $31 $100
Museums and sights $8 $32 $74
Nightlife $50 $49 $195
Gym $16 $33 $55
Yoga $60 $64 $197
Massage $40 $34 $109
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange AT&T, Verizon
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 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
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 Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow