Bangkok vs Buenos Aires

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,680,000 2,900,000
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low High
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December September - December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1560 $1321
Rent $616 $844
Groceries $191 $98
Dining out $168 $121
Cafe $45 $25
Coworking space $127 $95
Mobile internet $23 $11
Public transportation $32 $9
Taxis $19 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $14
Sport and cultural events $46 $24
Museums and sights $21 $4
Nightlife $50 $23
Gym $96 $14
Yoga $98 $19
Massage $11 $10
SIM card options AIS Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow