Medellin vs Sofia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 2,427,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English Low High
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - April, December April-June, September-October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1440 $1503
Rent $815 $661
Groceries $97 $12
Dining out $146 $265
Cafe $20 $32
Coworking space $107 $163
Mobile internet $18 $12
Public transportation $23 $35
Taxis $16 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $47
Sport and cultural events $9 $21
Museums and sights $10 $14
Nightlife $81 $95
Gym $17 $27
Yoga $60 $72
Massage $23 $34
SIM card options Claro, Tigo A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps EasyTaxi TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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 Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local 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 153 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow