Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 237,559
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) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $1321 $1759
Rent $615 $844 $717
Groceries $114 $98 $148
Dining out $165 $121 $280
Cafe $38 $25 $45
Coworking space $133 $95 $96
Mobile internet $7 $11 $21
Public transportation $21 $9 $95
Taxis $9 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $14 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $24 $45
Museums and sights $29 $4 $24
Nightlife $45 $23 $66
Gym $30 $14 $56
Yoga $59 $19 $82
Massage $31 $10 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
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 A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow