Madrid vs Medellin vs Valencia

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 6,578,0179 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Moderate Low Moderate
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2765 $1443 $2188
Rent $1300 $817 $963
Groceries $194 $97 $162
Dining out $347 $146 $324
Cafe $57 $20 $46
Coworking space $217 $107 $169
Mobile internet $12 $18 $17
Public transportation $87 $23 $42
Taxis $49 $16 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $54 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $60 $9 $81
Museums and sights $22 $10 $49
Nightlife $91 $82 $73
Gym $49 $17 $38
Yoga $157 $60 $96
Massage $70 $23 $50
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! 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 85 listings on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow