Chiang Mai vs Medellin

Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 1,166,978 2,427,000
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit November - April January - April, December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1120 $1440
Rent $315 $815
Groceries $194 $97
Dining out $124 $146
Cafe $52 $20
Coworking space $109 $107
Mobile internet $12 $18
Public transportation $69 $23
Taxis $23 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $11 $0
Sport and cultural events $9 $9
Museums and sights $9 $10
Nightlife $72 $81
Gym $47 $17
Yoga $64 $60
Massage $11 $23
SIM card options AIS, DTAC Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Grab EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 90 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow