Da Nang vs Medellin vs Sofia vs Valencia

Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 1,125,316 2,427,000 1,270,169 834,000
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish Bulgarian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Low High Moderate
Main airport Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit February - May January - April, December April-June, September-October March - June, September, October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No Yes
Average monthly costs $959 $1293 $1289 $1976
Rent $316 $732 $567 $869
Groceries $161 $87 $10 $146
Dining out $128 $131 $227 $292
Cafe $35 $18 $27 $42
Coworking space $88 $96 $140 $152
Mobile internet $4 $16 $10 $16
Public transportation $15 $21 $30 $38
Taxis $15 $14 $12 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $40 $30
Sport and cultural events $6 $8 $18 $73
Museums and sights $2 $9 $12 $44
Nightlife $74 $73 $82 $66
Gym $34 $15 $23 $34
Yoga $71 $54 $62 $87
Massage $10 $20 $29 $45
SIM card options Viettel, Vinafone Claro, Tigo A1, Telenor, Vivacom Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Tip 10% in restaurants 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab EasyTaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. 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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets 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. Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 107 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow