Medellin vs Mexico City vs Sofia

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 2,427,000 8,850,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English Low Moderate High
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit January - April, December March - May, October, November April-June, September-October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1293 $1867 $1289
Rent $732 $778 $567
Groceries $87 $281 $10
Dining out $131 $182 $227
Cafe $18 $49 $27
Coworking space $96 $159 $140
Mobile internet $16 $25 $10
Public transportation $21 $11 $30
Taxis $14 $9 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24 $40
Sport and cultural events $8 $81 $18
Museums and sights $9 $20 $12
Nightlife $73 $64 $82
Gym $15 $69 $23
Yoga $54 $65 $62
Massage $20 $51 $29
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow