Bogota vs Medellin vs Mexico City vs Valencia

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 10,978,360 2,427,000 8,850,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, December January - April, December March - May, October, November March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1172 $1381 $1779 $2140
Rent $513 $782 $741 $942
Groceries $88 $93 $268 $158
Dining out $185 $140 $174 $316
Cafe $23 $19 $47 $45
Coworking space $82 $103 $152 $165
Mobile internet $12 $17 $23 $17
Public transportation $24 $22 $10 $41
Taxis $30 $15 $8 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $23 $33
Sport and cultural events $24 $8 $77 $79
Museums and sights $8 $9 $19 $47
Nightlife $50 $78 $61 $71
Gym $16 $16 $66 $37
Yoga $60 $57 $62 $94
Massage $40 $22 $48 $49
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify EasyTaxi Uber Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas 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. Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow