Bogota vs Chiang Mai

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Population 10,978,360 1,166,978
Official language(s) Spanish Thai
Level of English Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit January - March, December November - April
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $974
Rent $480 $274
Groceries $82 $169
Dining out $174 $108
Cafe $22 $45
Coworking space $77 $95
Mobile internet $11 $11
Public transportation $23 $60
Taxis $28 $20
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $10
Sport and cultural events $22 $8
Museums and sights $7 $8
Nightlife $46 $62
Gym $15 $41
Yoga $57 $55
Massage $37 $10
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro AIS, DTAC
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Grab
Tap water 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. 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 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. Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow