Bangkok vs Bucharest vs Buenos Aires

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 5,680,000 1,830,000 2,900,000
Official language(s) Thai Romanian Spanish
Level of English Low High High
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December April - October September - December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1644 $1462 $1647
Rent $650 $665 $1053
Groceries $202 $123 $122
Dining out $177 $178 $151
Cafe $47 $41 $31
Coworking space $134 $144 $118
Mobile internet $24 $8 $14
Public transportation $33 $23 $11
Taxis $20 $10 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $17
Sport and cultural events $49 $31 $30
Museums and sights $22 $32 $5
Nightlife $53 $49 $29
Gym $101 $33 $18
Yoga $103 $64 $24
Massage $11 $34 $13
SIM card options AIS Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow