Bogota vs Budapest vs Medellin vs Valencia

Bogota 🇨🇴
Budapest 🇭🇺
Medellin 🇨🇴
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 10,978,360 1,768,073 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Hungarian Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low High Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - June, September - November January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1172 $1476 $1381 $2140
Rent $513 $599 $782 $942
Groceries $88 $129 $93 $158
Dining out $185 $243 $140 $316
Cafe $23 $35 $19 $45
Coworking space $82 $144 $103 $165
Mobile internet $12 $11 $17 $17
Public transportation $24 $44 $22 $41
Taxis $30 $33 $15 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $16 $0 $33
Sport and cultural events $24 $29 $8 $79
Museums and sights $8 $9 $9 $47
Nightlife $50 $51 $78 $71
Gym $16 $45 $16 $37
Yoga $60 $58 $57 $94
Massage $40 $31 $22 $49
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Telenor Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Bolt, Fotaxi EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buñuelos, patacones, té de coca, changua Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menú del día. Community markets and sports bars. Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants 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 104 options on Happy Cow 47 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow