Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Medellin

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Spanish
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December January - April, December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1529 $1698 $1418
Rent $696 $1085 $802
Groceries $129 $125 $95
Dining out $186 $156 $143
Cafe $43 $32 $20
Coworking space $151 $122 $105
Mobile internet $8 $15 $17
Public transportation $24 $11 $23
Taxis $10 $12 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $32 $31 $8
Museums and sights $33 $5 $9
Nightlife $51 $30 $80
Gym $34 $19 $17
Yoga $67 $24 $59
Massage $36 $13 $22
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Tigo
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 Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not 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 A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
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 Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow