Medellin vs Prague vs Sofia vs Valencia

Medellin 🇨🇴
Prague 🇨🇿
Sofia 🇧🇬
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 2,427,000 1,305,737 1,270,169 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Czech Bulgarian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low High High Moderate
Main airport José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - April, December June - October April-June, September-October March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (лв) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1293 $1806 $1289 $1976
Rent $732 $780 $567 $869
Groceries $87 $158 $10 $146
Dining out $131 $240 $227 $292
Cafe $18 $53 $27 $42
Coworking space $96 $175 $140 $152
Mobile internet $16 $24 $10 $16
Public transportation $21 $61 $30 $38
Taxis $14 $33 $12 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $19 $40 $30
Sport and cultural events $8 $19 $18 $73
Museums and sights $9 $35 $12 $44
Nightlife $73 $50 $82 $66
Gym $15 $56 $23 $34
Yoga $54 $66 $62 $87
Massage $20 $37 $29 $45
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Vodafone, T-Mobile A1, Telenor, Vivacom Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafés Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, Liftago TaxiMe, TaxiStars Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! 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 Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés 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 153 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 20 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow