Buenos Aires vs Medellin

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 2,900,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Low
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit September - December January - April, December
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1855 $1506
Rent $1185 $852
Groceries $137 $101
Dining out $170 $152
Cafe $35 $21
Coworking space $133 $112
Mobile internet $16 $18
Public transportation $12 $24
Taxis $13 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $0
Sport and cultural events $34 $9
Museums and sights $6 $10
Nightlife $33 $85
Gym $20 $18
Yoga $27 $62
Massage $14 $24
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow