Bogota vs Medellin vs Valencia

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 10,978,360 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, December January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1225 $1443 $2188
Rent $536 $817 $963
Groceries $92 $97 $162
Dining out $194 $146 $324
Cafe $24 $20 $46
Coworking space $86 $107 $169
Mobile internet $13 $18 $17
Public transportation $25 $23 $42
Taxis $31 $16 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $25 $9 $81
Museums and sights $8 $10 $49
Nightlife $52 $82 $73
Gym $16 $17 $38
Yoga $63 $60 $96
Massage $41 $23 $50
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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 Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow