Medellin vs Porto vs Valencia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,427,000 237,559 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Very High Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - April, December May - September March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1293 $1759 $1976
Rent $732 $717 $869
Groceries $87 $148 $146
Dining out $131 $280 $292
Cafe $18 $45 $42
Coworking space $96 $96 $152
Mobile internet $16 $21 $16
Public transportation $21 $95 $38
Taxis $14 $25 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $10 $30
Sport and cultural events $8 $45 $73
Museums and sights $9 $24 $44
Nightlife $73 $66 $66
Gym $15 $56 $34
Yoga $54 $82 $87
Massage $20 $48 $45
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Vodafone, MEO, NOS Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify 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 A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow