Buenos Aires vs Playa del Carmen

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 2,900,000 259,453
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit September - December January - May, October - December
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1698 $2185
Rent $1085 $941
Groceries $125 $129
Dining out $156 $211
Cafe $32 $43
Coworking space $122 $163
Mobile internet $15 $21
Public transportation $11 $17
Taxis $12 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $50
Sport and cultural events $31 $98
Museums and sights $5 $221
Nightlife $30 $79
Gym $19 $43
Yoga $24 $55
Massage $13 $103
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) N/A
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 72 listings on Happy Cow