Lisbon vs Medellin vs Mexico City

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 517,000 2,427,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October January - April, December March - May, October, November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2311 $1508 $1924
Rent $1124 $854 $801
Groceries $158 $101 $289
Dining out $316 $153 $188
Cafe $43 $21 $51
Coworking space $191 $112 $164
Mobile internet $28 $18 $25
Public transportation $73 $24 $11
Taxis $32 $16 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $21 $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $34 $9 $84
Museums and sights $28 $10 $20
Nightlife $55 $85 $66
Gym $75 $18 $71
Yoga $75 $63 $67
Massage $58 $24 $52
SIM card options Vodafone Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow EasyTaxi Uber
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow