Bogota vs New York City

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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 10,978,360 8,323,340
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto)
Level of English Low Very high
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - June, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $5431
Rent $480 $2891
Groceries $82 $383
Dining out $174 $656
Cafe $22 $72
Coworking space $77 $326
Mobile internet $11 $45
Public transportation $23 $220
Taxis $28 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $30
Sport and cultural events $22 $100
Museums and sights $7 $74
Nightlife $46 $195
Gym $15 $55
Yoga $57 $197
Massage $37 $109
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber, Lyft
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. 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 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. 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 309 options on HappyCow