Buenos Aires vs Madrid

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,900,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit September - December March - May, September - November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1321 $2498
Rent $844 $1174
Groceries $98 $175
Dining out $121 $313
Cafe $25 $51
Coworking space $95 $196
Mobile internet $11 $10
Public transportation $9 $78
Taxis $9 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $14 $49
Sport and cultural events $24 $54
Museums and sights $4 $20
Nightlife $23 $82
Gym $14 $44
Yoga $19 $142
Massage $10 $64
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow