Berlin vs Medellin vs Sofia

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 3,400,000 2,427,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) German Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English Very high Low High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit May - September January - April, December April-June, September-October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2200 $1293 $1289
Rent $939 $732 $567
Groceries $188 $87 $10
Dining out $271 $131 $227
Cafe $57 $18 $27
Coworking space $174 $96 $140
Mobile internet $23 $16 $10
Public transportation $88 $21 $30
Taxis $58 $14 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $40
Sport and cultural events $64 $8 $18
Museums and sights $37 $9 $12
Nightlife $63 $73 $82
Gym $66 $15 $23
Yoga $99 $54 $62
Massage $56 $20 $29
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Claro, Tigo A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Tip 10% in restaurants 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber EasyTaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow