Buenos Aires vs Medellin vs Mexico City

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 2,900,000 2,427,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit September - December January - April, December March - May, October, November
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1321 $1293 $1867
Rent $844 $732 $778
Groceries $98 $87 $281
Dining out $121 $131 $182
Cafe $25 $18 $49
Coworking space $95 $96 $159
Mobile internet $11 $16 $25
Public transportation $9 $21 $11
Taxis $9 $14 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $14 $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $24 $8 $81
Museums and sights $4 $9 $20
Nightlife $23 $73 $64
Gym $14 $15 $69
Yoga $19 $54 $65
Massage $10 $20 $51
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) EasyTaxi Uber
Tap water Not drinkable 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 Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
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 Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow