Bogota vs Istanbul

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 10,978,360 15,520,000
Official language(s) Spanish Turkish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - June, September and October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1294 $1529
Rent $567 $821
Groceries $97 $102
Dining out $205 $188
Cafe $26 $42
Coworking space $91 $115
Mobile internet $13 $7
Public transportation $27 $14
Taxis $33 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $20 $6
Sport and cultural events $26 $25
Museums and sights $8 $35
Nightlife $55 $50
Gym $17 $22
Yoga $67 $54
Massage $44 $34
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify BiTaksi
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. 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 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. Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow