Buenos Aires vs Medellin vs Valencia

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,900,000 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit September - December January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1684 $1443 $2188
Rent $1076 $817 $963
Groceries $124 $97 $162
Dining out $155 $146 $324
Cafe $32 $20 $46
Coworking space $120 $107 $169
Mobile internet $14 $18 $17
Public transportation $11 $23 $42
Taxis $12 $16 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $31 $9 $81
Museums and sights $5 $10 $49
Nightlife $30 $82 $73
Gym $18 $17 $38
Yoga $24 $60 $96
Massage $13 $23 $50
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas 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 79 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow