Barcelona vs Buenos Aires

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,585,556 2,900,000
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish
Level of English High High
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November September - December
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2742 $1777
Rent $1072 $1135
Groceries $139 $131
Dining out $463 $163
Cafe $52 $34
Coworking space $245 $127
Mobile internet $12 $15
Public transportation $146 $12
Taxis $55 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $19
Sport and cultural events $94 $33
Museums and sights $38 $5
Nightlife $128 $31
Gym $94 $19
Yoga $107 $26
Massage $68 $14
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow