Bogota vs Mexico City

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 10,978,360 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, October, November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1215 $1877
Rent $532 $782
Groceries $91 $282
Dining out $192 $183
Cafe $24 $50
Coworking space $86 $160
Mobile internet $13 $25
Public transportation $25 $11
Taxis $31 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $24
Sport and cultural events $25 $82
Museums and sights $8 $20
Nightlife $51 $64
Gym $16 $69
Yoga $63 $66
Massage $41 $51
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua 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. Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow