Barcelona vs Bucharest vs Medellin vs Seoul

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,585,556 1,830,000 2,427,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High High Low Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November April - October January - April, December March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) COP - Colombian Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No No
Average monthly costs $2338 $1330 $1262 $2188
Rent $914 $605 $714 $798
Groceries $119 $112 $85 $357
Dining out $395 $162 $128 $211
Cafe $44 $37 $17 $69
Coworking space $209 $131 $94 $223
Mobile internet $10 $7 $15 $40
Public transportation $125 $21 $20 $40
Taxis $47 $9 $14 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $25 $0 $13
Sport and cultural events $80 $28 $8 $39
Museums and sights $33 $29 $8 $6
Nightlife $110 $45 $71 $93
Gym $80 $30 $15 $69
Yoga $91 $58 $52 $112
Massage $58 $31 $20 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, Orange Claro, Tigo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 10% in restaurants Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Star Taxi, Uber EasyTaxi Uber, Kakao
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow