Budapest vs Medellin vs Valencia

Budapest 🇭🇺
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Medellin 🇨🇴
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Valencia 🇪🇸
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Population 1,768,073 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1515 $1443 $2188
Rent $615 $817 $963
Groceries $133 $97 $162
Dining out $249 $146 $324
Cafe $36 $20 $46
Coworking space $148 $107 $169
Mobile internet $11 $18 $17
Public transportation $45 $23 $42
Taxis $34 $16 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $30 $9 $81
Museums and sights $9 $10 $49
Nightlife $53 $82 $73
Gym $46 $17 $38
Yoga $59 $60 $96
Massage $32 $23 $50
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. 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 Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants 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 47 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow