Buenos Aires vs Hanoi vs Sofia

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
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Population 2,900,000 8,053,663 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish Vietnamese Bulgarian
Level of English High Moderate High
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit September - December January, February, October - December April-June, September-October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1255 $1164 $1265
Rent $802 $502 $556
Groceries $93 $151 $10
Dining out $115 $133 $223
Cafe $24 $38 $27
Coworking space $90 $72 $137
Mobile internet $11 $4 $10
Public transportation $8 $20 $29
Taxis $9 $13 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $13 $0 $39
Sport and cultural events $23 $3 $18
Museums and sights $4 $4 $12
Nightlife $22 $89 $80
Gym $14 $57 $23
Yoga $18 $57 $61
Massage $10 $21 $29
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Viettel, Mobifone A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Grab, GoViet TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow