Buenos Aires vs Chiang Mai vs Prague

Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
Chiang Mai 🇹🇭
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 2,900,000 1,166,978 1,305,737
Official language(s) Spanish Thai Czech
Level of English High Low High
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit September - December November - April June - October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) THB - Thai Baht (฿) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1255 $976 $1783
Rent $802 $274 $770
Groceries $93 $169 $156
Dining out $115 $108 $237
Cafe $24 $45 $52
Coworking space $90 $95 $173
Mobile internet $11 $11 $24
Public transportation $8 $60 $60
Taxis $9 $20 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $10 $19
Sport and cultural events $23 $8 $19
Museums and sights $4 $8 $34
Nightlife $22 $62 $49
Gym $14 $41 $56
Yoga $18 $56 $65
Massage $10 $10 $36
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal AIS, DTAC Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Grab Uber, Liftago
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow