Bucharest vs Buenos Aires

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 2,900,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish
Level of English High High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1351 $1321
Rent $615 $844
Groceries $114 $98
Dining out $165 $121
Cafe $38 $25
Coworking space $133 $95
Mobile internet $7 $11
Public transportation $21 $9
Taxis $9 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $24
Museums and sights $29 $4
Nightlife $45 $23
Gym $30 $14
Yoga $59 $19
Massage $31 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal
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
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water 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
Local food specialities 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 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 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow