Medellin vs New York City vs Valencia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 2,427,000 8,323,340 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto) Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Very high Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - April, December April - June, September - November March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1443 $5431 $2188
Rent $817 $2891 $963
Groceries $97 $383 $162
Dining out $146 $656 $324
Cafe $20 $72 $46
Coworking space $107 $326 $169
Mobile internet $18 $45 $17
Public transportation $23 $220 $42
Taxis $16 $78 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $30 $34
Sport and cultural events $9 $100 $81
Museums and sights $10 $74 $49
Nightlife $82 $195 $73
Gym $17 $55 $38
Yoga $60 $197 $96
Massage $23 $109 $50
SIM card options Claro, Tigo AT&T, Verizon Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, Lyft Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow