Bogota vs Bucharest vs Mexico City

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Spanish
Level of English Low High Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October March - May, October, November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1172 $1461 $1777
Rent $513 $665 $740
Groceries $88 $123 $267
Dining out $185 $178 $174
Cafe $23 $41 $47
Coworking space $82 $144 $151
Mobile internet $12 $8 $23
Public transportation $24 $23 $10
Taxis $30 $10 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $23
Sport and cultural events $24 $31 $77
Museums and sights $8 $32 $19
Nightlife $50 $49 $61
Gym $16 $33 $66
Yoga $60 $64 $62
Massage $40 $34 $48
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber
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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow