Medellin Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Key information about Medellin

Population

2,427,000

Country
Colombia
Money
Currency
COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 3610.11 COP
ATM fees

6,000 and 9,000 COP per withdrawal (plus your own bank's fees)

Credit cards

Accepted in some places

Tipping

Tip 10% in restaurants

Airport
Main airport

Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)

Airport to city center

Buses shuttle (~9,500 COP), Taxi (~70,000 COP)

Other options

Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera (EOH) - home to regional and domestic flights only

Transportation
Taxi apps

EasyTaxi

Public transportation

Metro: 2,355 COP per ride, purchase a ticket at the metro stations (bring an ID for checking).
Bus: 2,000 COP, purchase a ticket at the bus stations.

Getting around

Buy a Civica card from San Antonio Metro Station with your passport to use the metro, cable cars, and the Encicla system of public bicycles.

SIM card
Best options

Claro, Tigo

Expected cost

75,000 COP for 5 GB data valid for 1 month

How to buy

Visit one of the network's official shops. 5-10 minutes needed. Bring your passport.

Language
Official language(s)

Spanish

Level of English

Low

Food
Tap water

Not drinkable

Overall cuisine

A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats

Local food specialities

Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa

Eat like a local

Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food

Vegetarian / vegan options

153 listings on Happy Cow

Food delivery apps

Domicilios, Rappi

Supermarkets

ร‰xito: Online store available, fresh foods, natural and organic foods, higher prices
Carulla: Many locations, various selection of products, mostly packaged and canned goods
Jumbo: Online store available, quality products, delivery available, fresh vegetables
Tiendas D1: Smaller grocery, mostly packaged and canned goods, inexpensive
Plaza Minorista: Fresh fruits and vegetables, many locations, good selection of meat and fish, cheaper prices
PriceSmart: Standard supermarket, affordable prices for basic grocery goods, higher prices for some fruits and vegetables,
Makro: Buy in bulk, low-cost wholesale value, needs a membership card, good prices