Austin vs Ubud

Austin 🇺🇸
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 926,426 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1432
Rent $1650 $691
Groceries $243 $158
Dining out $396 $10
Cafe $66 $29
Coworking space $331 $111
Mobile internet $40 $3
Public transportation $110 $56
Taxis $73 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $35
Sport and cultural events $54 $15
Museums and sights $11 $9
Nightlife $124 $124
Gym $62 $76
Yoga $139 $91
Massage $89 $11
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Grab, GoJek
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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow