Bogota vs Bucharest vs Buenos Aires

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 2,900,000
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Spanish
Level of English Low High High
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October September - December
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1203 $1529 $1698
Rent $527 $696 $1085
Groceries $90 $129 $125
Dining out $190 $186 $156
Cafe $24 $43 $32
Coworking space $85 $151 $122
Mobile internet $13 $8 $15
Public transportation $25 $24 $11
Taxis $30 $10 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $29 $18
Sport and cultural events $24 $32 $31
Museums and sights $8 $33 $5
Nightlife $51 $51 $30
Gym $16 $34 $19
Yoga $62 $67 $24
Massage $41 $36 $13
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 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 Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Not drinkable 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. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua 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 Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. 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 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow