Bucharest vs Lisbon vs Medellin

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 1,830,000 517,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) Romanian Portuguese Spanish
Level of English High Very high Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, September, October January - April, December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1581 $2311 $1508
Rent $720 $1124 $854
Groceries $133 $158 $101
Dining out $193 $316 $153
Cafe $44 $43 $21
Coworking space $156 $191 $112
Mobile internet $8 $28 $18
Public transportation $25 $73 $24
Taxis $10 $32 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $21 $0
Sport and cultural events $34 $34 $9
Museums and sights $34 $28 $10
Nightlife $53 $55 $85
Gym $36 $75 $18
Yoga $69 $75 $63
Massage $37 $58 $24
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone Claro, Tigo
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow