Austin vs Buenos Aires

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 926,426 2,900,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November September - December
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1321
Rent $1650 $844
Groceries $243 $98
Dining out $396 $121
Cafe $66 $25
Coworking space $331 $95
Mobile internet $40 $11
Public transportation $110 $9
Taxis $73 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $14
Sport and cultural events $54 $24
Museums and sights $11 $4
Nightlife $124 $23
Gym $62 $14
Yoga $139 $19
Massage $89 $10
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow