Visit Bogota - Best of Bogota

The ‘city of contrasts’ as it is rightly called; Bogota will offer you every spectacle ranging from shanty neighbourhoods to high rise apartments. Like most South American cities, the disparity between the wealthy and the not-so-well off is glaringly obvious. Still, judging by what Bogota was before, the government has certainly stepped up, making Bogota one of the safest cities of Latin America. A place full of stories and events, take a moment to stop and listen to the tale of one city…

Bogota Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Bogota tips for your visit

  • Restrict to all your activities during the day time.
  • Don’t display signs of wealth and carry just the essentials with you, when you step out to sightsee.
  • In case you get mugged, don’t try and negotiate; give them what you have and go your separate ways.
  • Divide your valuables and stash them in different pockets, sections of your bag pack in case you get mugged, you won’t lose all your valuables.
  • The water is Bogota is potable, but for the first few days mix bottled water and tap water to prevent any unwarranted runs to the toilet.

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Facts and Stats for Bogota*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bogota

    Know the pollution level of Bogota before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.6 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.4 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60.6 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 64.4 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 24.72 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 54.49 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.12 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.78 (Moderate)
  • Bogota: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bogota for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bogota.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.53 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.3 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.52 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.34 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.23 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.19 (High)
    • Attacks 55.98 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.04 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 53.94 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.42 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.06 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.53 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.48 (High)
  • Living in Bogota - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bogota is 94.7 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 38.42 (Low)
    • Climate Index 97.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 71.38 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.77 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 35.12 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.98 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 35.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bogota

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bogota

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 56.49 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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