Buenos Aires vs Porto

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 2,900,000 237,559
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Very High
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit September - December May - September
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1698 $1991
Rent $1085 $812
Groceries $125 $168
Dining out $156 $317
Cafe $32 $51
Coworking space $122 $109
Mobile internet $15 $24
Public transportation $11 $108
Taxis $12 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $12
Sport and cultural events $31 $51
Museums and sights $5 $27
Nightlife $30 $74
Gym $19 $64
Yoga $24 $93
Massage $13 $54
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow