Buenos Aires vs Larnaca vs Seoul

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 2,900,000 144,900 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Greek Korean
Level of English High High Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit September - December March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1698 $2218 $2426
Rent $1085 $768 $885
Groceries $125 $177 $396
Dining out $156 $295 $234
Cafe $32 $64 $77
Coworking space $122 $236 $247
Mobile internet $15 $40 $44
Public transportation $11 $71 $45
Taxis $12 $47 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $51 $15
Sport and cultural events $31 $32 $43
Museums and sights $5 $9 $7
Nightlife $30 $124 $103
Gym $19 $122 $77
Yoga $24 $119 $124
Massage $13 $61 $83
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) nTaxi Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. 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 Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka 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 Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 57 options on Happy Cow