Buenos Aires vs Seoul

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 2,900,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Korean
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit September - December March - May, September - November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1698 $2426
Rent $1085 $885
Groceries $125 $396
Dining out $156 $234
Cafe $32 $77
Coworking space $122 $247
Mobile internet $15 $44
Public transportation $11 $45
Taxis $12 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $15
Sport and cultural events $31 $43
Museums and sights $5 $7
Nightlife $30 $103
Gym $19 $77
Yoga $24 $124
Massage $13 $83
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow