Austin vs Tbilisi

Austin 🇺🇸
Tbilisi 🇬🇪
Population 926,426 1,108,700
Official language(s) English (de facto) Georgian
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November March - June
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) GEL - Georgian Lari (₾)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1250
Rent $1650 $642
Groceries $243 $95
Dining out $396 $144
Cafe $66 $39
Coworking space $331 $107
Mobile internet $40 $3
Public transportation $110 $7
Taxis $73 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $23
Sport and cultural events $54 $18
Museums and sights $11 $8
Nightlife $124 $45
Gym $62 $28
Yoga $139 $32
Massage $89 $45
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafés.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Yandex, Bolt
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. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow