Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1388 $1379 $2268
Rent $632 $881 $827
Groceries $117 $102 $370
Dining out $169 $127 $219
Cafe $39 $26 $72
Coworking space $137 $99 $231
Mobile internet $7 $12 $42
Public transportation $22 $9 $42
Taxis $9 $10 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $15 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $25 $40
Museums and sights $30 $4 $7
Nightlife $47 $24 $96
Gym $31 $15 $72
Yoga $61 $20 $116
Massage $32 $11 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Kakao
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 Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow