Bucharest vs Medellin vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 2,427,000 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Low Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October January - April, December May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1293 $1759
Rent $615 $732 $717
Groceries $114 $87 $148
Dining out $165 $131 $280
Cafe $38 $18 $45
Coworking space $133 $96 $96
Mobile internet $7 $16 $21
Public transportation $21 $21 $95
Taxis $9 $14 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $0 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $8 $45
Museums and sights $29 $9 $24
Nightlife $45 $73 $66
Gym $30 $15 $56
Yoga $59 $54 $82
Massage $31 $20 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Claro, Tigo Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 10% in restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber EasyTaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow