Bogota vs Budapest vs Sofia

Bogota 🇨🇴
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Budapest 🇭🇺
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Sofia 🇧🇬
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Population 10,978,360 1,768,073 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish Hungarian Bulgarian
Level of English Low High High
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - June, September - November April-June, September-October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (лв)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1131 $1476 $1395
Rent $495 $599 $613
Groceries $85 $129 $11
Dining out $179 $243 $246
Cafe $22 $35 $29
Coworking space $80 $144 $151
Mobile internet $12 $11 $11
Public transportation $24 $44 $32
Taxis $29 $33 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $16 $43
Sport and cultural events $23 $29 $20
Museums and sights $7 $9 $13
Nightlife $48 $51 $88
Gym $15 $45 $25
Yoga $58 $58 $67
Massage $38 $31 $32
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Telenor A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafés
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Bolt, Fotaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buñuelos, patacones, té de coca, changua Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menú del día. Community markets and sports bars. Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 20 options on HappyCow