Austin vs Medellin

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 926,426 2,427,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - April, December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1293
Rent $1650 $732
Groceries $243 $87
Dining out $396 $131
Cafe $66 $18
Coworking space $331 $96
Mobile internet $40 $16
Public transportation $110 $21
Taxis $73 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $8
Museums and sights $11 $9
Nightlife $124 $73
Gym $62 $15
Yoga $139 $54
Massage $89 $20
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Claro, Tigo
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft EasyTaxi
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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow