Budapest vs Buenos Aires

Budapest 🇭🇺
Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
Population 1,768,073 2,900,000
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish
Level of English High High
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November September - December
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1230 $1321
Rent $499 $844
Groceries $108 $98
Dining out $202 $121
Cafe $29 $25
Coworking space $120 $95
Mobile internet $9 $11
Public transportation $36 $9
Taxis $27 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $14
Sport and cultural events $24 $24
Museums and sights $7 $4
Nightlife $43 $23
Gym $37 $14
Yoga $48 $19
Massage $26 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow