Medellin vs Seoul

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 2,427,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Korean
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit January - April, December March - May, September - November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1502 $2530
Rent $850 $923
Groceries $101 $413
Dining out $152 $244
Cafe $21 $80
Coworking space $112 $258
Mobile internet $18 $46
Public transportation $24 $47
Taxis $16 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16
Sport and cultural events $9 $45
Museums and sights $10 $7
Nightlife $85 $107
Gym $18 $80
Yoga $62 $130
Massage $24 $86
SIM card options Claro, Tigo KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants Not customary or expected
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats 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 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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow