Bucharest vs Medellin vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 2,427,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October January - April, December March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) COP - Colombian Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1388 $1438 $2268
Rent $632 $814 $827
Groceries $117 $97 $370
Dining out $169 $145 $219
Cafe $39 $20 $72
Coworking space $137 $107 $231
Mobile internet $7 $17 $42
Public transportation $22 $23 $42
Taxis $9 $16 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $0 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $9 $40
Museums and sights $30 $10 $7
Nightlife $47 $81 $96
Gym $31 $17 $72
Yoga $61 $60 $116
Massage $32 $23 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Claro, Tigo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 10% in restaurants Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber EasyTaxi Uber, Kakao
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 Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow