Barcelona vs Medellin vs Valencia

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 5,585,556 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2384 $1293 $1976
Rent $932 $732 $869
Groceries $121 $87 $146
Dining out $403 $131 $292
Cafe $45 $18 $42
Coworking space $213 $96 $152
Mobile internet $10 $16 $16
Public transportation $127 $21 $38
Taxis $48 $14 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $0 $30
Sport and cultural events $81 $8 $73
Museums and sights $33 $9 $44
Nightlife $112 $73 $66
Gym $81 $15 $34
Yoga $93 $54 $87
Massage $59 $20 $45
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow