Buenos Aires vs Mexico City

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 2,900,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit September - December March - May, October, November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1698 $1904
Rent $1085 $793
Groceries $125 $287
Dining out $156 $186
Cafe $32 $50
Coworking space $122 $162
Mobile internet $15 $25
Public transportation $11 $11
Taxis $12 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $24
Sport and cultural events $31 $83
Museums and sights $5 $20
Nightlife $30 $65
Gym $19 $70
Yoga $24 $67
Massage $13 $52
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow