Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Sofia

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
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Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English High High High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December April-June, September-October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1529 $1698 $1462
Rent $696 $1085 $643
Groceries $129 $125 $11
Dining out $186 $156 $258
Cafe $43 $32 $31
Coworking space $151 $122 $158
Mobile internet $8 $15 $11
Public transportation $24 $11 $34
Taxis $10 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $18 $45
Sport and cultural events $32 $31 $21
Museums and sights $33 $5 $13
Nightlife $51 $30 $93
Gym $34 $19 $26
Yoga $67 $24 $70
Massage $36 $13 $33
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal A1, Telenor, Vivacom
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 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) TaxiMe, TaxiStars
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 Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
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 Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow