Bogota vs Medellin vs Sofia

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 10,978,360 2,427,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English Low Low High
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - March, December January - April, December April-June, September-October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $1293 $1289
Rent $480 $732 $567
Groceries $82 $87 $10
Dining out $174 $131 $227
Cafe $22 $18 $27
Coworking space $77 $96 $140
Mobile internet $11 $16 $10
Public transportation $23 $21 $30
Taxis $28 $14 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0 $40
Sport and cultural events $22 $8 $18
Museums and sights $7 $9 $12
Nightlife $46 $73 $82
Gym $15 $15 $23
Yoga $57 $54 $62
Massage $37 $20 $29
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Claro, Tigo A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 10% in restaurants 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify EasyTaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. 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 104 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow