Bucharest vs Medellin vs Mexico City

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 1,830,000 2,427,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - October January - April, December March - May, October, November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1293 $1867
Rent $615 $732 $778
Groceries $114 $87 $281
Dining out $165 $131 $182
Cafe $38 $18 $49
Coworking space $133 $96 $159
Mobile internet $7 $16 $25
Public transportation $21 $21 $11
Taxis $9 $14 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $29 $8 $81
Museums and sights $29 $9 $20
Nightlife $45 $73 $64
Gym $30 $15 $69
Yoga $59 $54 $65
Massage $31 $20 $51
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber EasyTaxi Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias 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 33 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow