Medellin vs New York City

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,427,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto)
Level of English Low Very high
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit January - April, December April - June, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1418 $5431
Rent $802 $2891
Groceries $95 $383
Dining out $143 $656
Cafe $20 $72
Coworking space $105 $326
Mobile internet $17 $45
Public transportation $23 $220
Taxis $15 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $30
Sport and cultural events $8 $100
Museums and sights $9 $74
Nightlife $80 $195
Gym $17 $55
Yoga $59 $197
Massage $22 $109
SIM card options Claro, Tigo AT&T, Verizon
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow