Medellin vs Mexico City vs Seoul

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 2,427,000 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Korean
Level of English Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - April, December March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1293 $1867 $2184
Rent $732 $778 $797
Groceries $87 $281 $356
Dining out $131 $182 $211
Cafe $18 $49 $69
Coworking space $96 $159 $222
Mobile internet $16 $25 $40
Public transportation $21 $11 $40
Taxis $14 $9 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24 $13
Sport and cultural events $8 $81 $39
Museums and sights $9 $20 $6
Nightlife $73 $64 $93
Gym $15 $69 $69
Yoga $54 $65 $112
Massage $20 $51 $75
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall 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 Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow