Austin vs Mexico City

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 926,426 8,850,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1788
Rent $1650 $745
Groceries $243 $269
Dining out $396 $175
Cafe $66 $47
Coworking space $331 $152
Mobile internet $40 $24
Public transportation $110 $10
Taxis $73 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $23
Sport and cultural events $54 $78
Museums and sights $11 $19
Nightlife $124 $61
Gym $62 $66
Yoga $139 $63
Massage $89 $48
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow