Buenos Aires vs Istanbul vs Ubud

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 2,900,000 15,520,000 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Turkish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Istanbul Airport (IST) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit September - December April - June, September and October May - October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in most places Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1737 $1279 $1410
Rent $1110 $687 $680
Groceries $128 $86 $155
Dining out $160 $157 $10
Cafe $33 $35 $29
Coworking space $124 $96 $109
Mobile internet $15 $6 $3
Public transportation $11 $12 $55
Taxis $12 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $5 $35
Sport and cultural events $32 $21 $14
Museums and sights $5 $29 $9
Nightlife $31 $42 $122
Gym $19 $18 $75
Yoga $25 $45 $90
Massage $13 $29 $10
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Turkcell, Turk Telekom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) BiTaksi Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow