Bogota vs Chiang Mai vs Istanbul

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 10,978,360 1,166,978 15,520,000
Official language(s) Spanish Thai Turkish
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Istanbul Airport (IST)
Most common months to visit January - March, December November - April April - June, September and October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted in most places
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $974 $659
Rent $480 $274 $354
Groceries $82 $169 $44
Dining out $174 $108 $81
Cafe $22 $45 $18
Coworking space $77 $95 $49
Mobile internet $11 $11 $3
Public transportation $23 $60 $6
Taxis $28 $20 $6
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $10 $2
Sport and cultural events $22 $8 $11
Museums and sights $7 $8 $15
Nightlife $46 $62 $22
Gym $15 $41 $9
Yoga $57 $55 $23
Massage $37 $10 $15
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro AIS, DTAC Turkcell, Turk Telekom
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Grab BiTaksi
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. 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish
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 Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight
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 Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow