Berlin vs Bogota vs Medellin vs Valencia

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Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 3,400,000 10,978,360 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) German Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Low Low Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No Yes
Average monthly costs $2381 $1172 $1381 $2138
Rent $1016 $513 $782 $941
Groceries $203 $88 $93 $158
Dining out $294 $185 $140 $316
Cafe $62 $23 $19 $45
Coworking space $189 $82 $103 $165
Mobile internet $25 $12 $17 $17
Public transportation $95 $24 $22 $41
Taxis $63 $30 $15 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $18 $0 $33
Sport and cultural events $69 $24 $8 $79
Museums and sights $40 $8 $9 $47
Nightlife $68 $50 $78 $71
Gym $71 $16 $16 $37
Yoga $107 $60 $57 $94
Massage $61 $40 $22 $49
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Tigo, Movistar, Claro Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow