Medellin vs Valencia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,427,000 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - April, December March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1435 $2282
Rent $812 $1004
Groceries $96 $169
Dining out $145 $338
Cafe $20 $48
Coworking space $107 $176
Mobile internet $17 $18
Public transportation $23 $43
Taxis $16 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $9 $84
Museums and sights $10 $51
Nightlife $81 $76
Gym $17 $40
Yoga $60 $100
Massage $23 $52
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Vodafone, Orange
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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 Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local 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 153 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow