Lisbon vs Medellin

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 517,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October January - April, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2310 $1525
Rent $1124 $863
Groceries $158 $102
Dining out $316 $154
Cafe $43 $21
Coworking space $191 $113
Mobile internet $28 $19
Public transportation $73 $24
Taxis $32 $17
Shared bicycles and scooters $21 $0
Sport and cultural events $34 $9
Museums and sights $28 $10
Nightlife $55 $86
Gym $75 $18
Yoga $75 $63
Massage $58 $24
SIM card options Vodafone Claro, Tigo
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow EasyTaxi
Tap water 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
Local food specialities Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow