Bogota vs Rio de Janeiro

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 10,978,360 6,718,903
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Galeรฃo International Airport
Most common months to visit January - March, December January - March, December
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $1833
Rent $480 $1066
Groceries $82 $95
Dining out $174 $210
Cafe $22 $25
Coworking space $77 $130
Mobile internet $11 $7
Public transportation $23 $33
Taxis $28 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $16
Sport and cultural events $22 $55
Museums and sights $7 $26
Nightlife $46 $54
Gym $15 $31
Yoga $57 $40
Massage $37 $32
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Tim, Claro, Vivo
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber
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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros.
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city.
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow