Bogota vs Medellin

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 10,978,360 2,427,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit January - March, December January - April, December
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1203 $1418
Rent $527 $802
Groceries $90 $95
Dining out $190 $143
Cafe $24 $20
Coworking space $85 $105
Mobile internet $13 $17
Public transportation $25 $23
Taxis $30 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $24 $8
Museums and sights $8 $9
Nightlife $51 $80
Gym $16 $17
Yoga $62 $59
Massage $41 $22
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow