Bogota vs Madrid

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 10,978,360 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $2827
Rent $527 $1329
Groceries $90 $198
Dining out $190 $354
Cafe $24 $58
Coworking space $85 $222
Mobile internet $13 $12
Public transportation $25 $89
Taxis $30 $50
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $56
Sport and cultural events $24 $61
Museums and sights $8 $22
Nightlife $51 $93
Gym $16 $50
Yoga $62 $161
Massage $41 $72
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow