Medellin vs Panama City vs Valencia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 2,427,000 880,691 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Low Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - April, December December - April March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1443 $2365 $2188
Rent $817 $1039 $963
Groceries $97 $236 $162
Dining out $146 $372 $324
Cafe $20 $43 $46
Coworking space $107 $157 $169
Mobile internet $18 $21 $17
Public transportation $23 $12 $42
Taxis $16 $48 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $9 $35 $81
Museums and sights $10 $9 $49
Nightlife $82 $117 $73
Gym $17 $37 $38
Yoga $60 $163 $96
Massage $23 $75 $50
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Claro, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, Tu Chofer Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow