Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Lisbon

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 517,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High High Very high
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December March - May, September, October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $1647 $2149
Rent $665 $1053 $1046
Groceries $123 $122 $147
Dining out $178 $151 $294
Cafe $41 $31 $40
Coworking space $144 $118 $177
Mobile internet $8 $14 $26
Public transportation $23 $11 $68
Taxis $10 $12 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $17 $19
Sport and cultural events $31 $30 $32
Museums and sights $32 $5 $26
Nightlife $49 $29 $51
Gym $33 $18 $70
Yoga $64 $24 $70
Massage $34 $13 $54
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone
Tipping 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 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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 Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local 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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow