Medellin vs Rio de Janeiro vs Valencia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,427,000 6,718,903 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Low Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Galeรฃo International Airport Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - April, December January - March, December March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) 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 $1774 $2188
Rent $817 $1032 $963
Groceries $97 $92 $162
Dining out $146 $203 $324
Cafe $20 $24 $46
Coworking space $107 $126 $169
Mobile internet $18 $7 $17
Public transportation $23 $32 $42
Taxis $16 $14 $46
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16 $34
Sport and cultural events $9 $53 $81
Museums and sights $10 $25 $49
Nightlife $82 $53 $73
Gym $17 $30 $38
Yoga $60 $38 $96
Massage $23 $31 $50
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Tim, Claro, Vivo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber 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 Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city. Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 54 options on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow