Bangkok vs Medellin

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 5,680,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December January - April, December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1560 $1293
Rent $616 $732
Groceries $191 $87
Dining out $168 $131
Cafe $45 $18
Coworking space $127 $96
Mobile internet $23 $16
Public transportation $32 $21
Taxis $19 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $46 $8
Museums and sights $21 $9
Nightlife $50 $73
Gym $96 $15
Yoga $98 $54
Massage $11 $20
SIM card options AIS Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Grab EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow