Istanbul vs Medellin vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 15,520,000 2,427,000 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October January - April, December May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted in some places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $1418 $1410
Rent $687 $802 $680
Groceries $86 $95 $155
Dining out $157 $143 $10
Cafe $35 $20 $29
Coworking space $96 $105 $109
Mobile internet $6 $17 $3
Public transportation $12 $23 $55
Taxis $12 $15 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $8 $14
Museums and sights $29 $9 $9
Nightlife $42 $80 $122
Gym $18 $17 $75
Yoga $45 $59 $90
Massage $29 $22 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Claro, Tigo Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 10% in restaurants Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi EasyTaxi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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 Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
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 Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow