Bogota vs Istanbul vs Mexico City vs Seoul

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 10,978,360 15,520,000 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Turkish Spanish Korean
Level of English Low Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - June, September and October March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1203 $1279 $1907 $2479
Rent $527 $687 $794 $904
Groceries $90 $86 $287 $404
Dining out $190 $157 $186 $239
Cafe $24 $35 $50 $79
Coworking space $85 $96 $163 $252
Mobile internet $13 $6 $25 $45
Public transportation $25 $12 $11 $46
Taxis $30 $12 $9 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $5 $24 $15
Sport and cultural events $24 $21 $83 $44
Museums and sights $8 $29 $20 $7
Nightlife $51 $42 $65 $105
Gym $16 $18 $70 $79
Yoga $62 $45 $67 $127
Massage $41 $29 $52 $85
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify BiTaksi Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow