Buenos Aires vs New York City

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 2,900,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Spanish English (de facto)
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit September - December April - June, September - November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1751 $5431
Rent $1119 $2891
Groceries $129 $383
Dining out $161 $656
Cafe $33 $72
Coworking space $125 $326
Mobile internet $15 $45
Public transportation $11 $220
Taxis $12 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $30
Sport and cultural events $32 $100
Museums and sights $5 $74
Nightlife $31 $195
Gym $19 $55
Yoga $25 $197
Massage $13 $109
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow