Bogota vs Buenos Aires

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 10,978,360 2,900,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low High
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit January - March, December September - December
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1097 $1321
Rent $480 $844
Groceries $82 $98
Dining out $174 $121
Cafe $22 $25
Coworking space $77 $95
Mobile internet $11 $11
Public transportation $23 $9
Taxis $28 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $14
Sport and cultural events $22 $24
Museums and sights $7 $4
Nightlife $46 $23
Gym $15 $14
Yoga $57 $19
Massage $37 $10
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow