Bogota vs Lisbon vs Medellin vs Valencia

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 10,978,360 517,000 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Very high Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September, October January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1172 $2147 $1381 $2138
Rent $513 $1045 $782 $941
Groceries $88 $147 $93 $158
Dining out $185 $294 $140 $316
Cafe $23 $40 $19 $45
Coworking space $82 $177 $103 $165
Mobile internet $12 $26 $17 $17
Public transportation $24 $68 $22 $41
Taxis $30 $29 $15 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $19 $0 $33
Sport and cultural events $24 $32 $8 $79
Museums and sights $8 $26 $9 $47
Nightlife $50 $51 $78 $71
Gym $16 $70 $16 $37
Yoga $60 $70 $57 $94
Massage $40 $54 $22 $49
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber, FreeNow 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Tascas, snack bars, seafood 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 401 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow