Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Mexico City

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Spanish
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December March - May, October, November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1461 $1647 $1777
Rent $665 $1053 $740
Groceries $123 $122 $267
Dining out $178 $151 $174
Cafe $41 $31 $47
Coworking space $144 $118 $151
Mobile internet $8 $14 $23
Public transportation $23 $11 $10
Taxis $10 $12 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $17 $23
Sport and cultural events $31 $30 $77
Museums and sights $32 $5 $19
Nightlife $49 $29 $61
Gym $33 $18 $66
Yoga $64 $24 $62
Massage $34 $13 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal Telcel, Movistar
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 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber
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 Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
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 Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow