Buenos Aires vs Chiang Mai

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Population 2,900,000 1,166,978
Official language(s) Spanish Thai
Level of English High Low
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit September - December November - April
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1843 $1138
Rent $1178 $320
Groceries $136 $197
Dining out $169 $126
Cafe $35 $52
Coworking space $132 $111
Mobile internet $16 $12
Public transportation $12 $70
Taxis $13 $23
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $11
Sport and cultural events $34 $9
Museums and sights $6 $9
Nightlife $33 $73
Gym $20 $48
Yoga $26 $65
Massage $14 $11
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal AIS, DTAC
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Grab
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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.
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
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow