Madrid vs Medellin

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 6,578,0179 2,427,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - April, December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2911 $1440
Rent $1368 $815
Groceries $204 $97
Dining out $365 $146
Cafe $60 $20
Coworking space $229 $107
Mobile internet $12 $18
Public transportation $91 $23
Taxis $51 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $57 $0
Sport and cultural events $63 $9
Museums and sights $23 $10
Nightlife $96 $81
Gym $51 $17
Yoga $165 $60
Massage $74 $23
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Tigo
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now EasyTaxi
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow