Barcelona vs Medellin

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 5,585,556 2,427,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Low
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November January - April, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2777 $1506
Rent $1086 $852
Groceries $141 $101
Dining out $469 $152
Cafe $52 $21
Coworking space $248 $112
Mobile internet $12 $18
Public transportation $148 $24
Taxis $56 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $0
Sport and cultural events $95 $9
Museums and sights $39 $10
Nightlife $130 $85
Gym $95 $18
Yoga $108 $62
Massage $69 $24
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Claro, Tigo
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow EasyTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow