Istanbul vs Medellin

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 15,520,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October January - April, December
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $659 $1293
Rent $354 $732
Groceries $44 $87
Dining out $81 $131
Cafe $18 $18
Coworking space $49 $96
Mobile internet $3 $16
Public transportation $6 $21
Taxis $6 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $0
Sport and cultural events $11 $8
Museums and sights $15 $9
Nightlife $22 $73
Gym $9 $15
Yoga $23 $54
Massage $15 $20
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Claro, Tigo
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps BiTaksi EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow