Buenos Aires vs Sofia

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 2,900,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English High High
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit September - December April-June, September-October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1698 $1462
Rent $1085 $643
Groceries $125 $11
Dining out $156 $258
Cafe $32 $31
Coworking space $122 $158
Mobile internet $15 $11
Public transportation $11 $34
Taxis $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $45
Sport and cultural events $31 $21
Museums and sights $5 $13
Nightlife $30 $93
Gym $19 $26
Yoga $24 $70
Massage $13 $33
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow