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View Poll Results: Which one do you prefer?
Buenos Aires 12 66.67%
Rio de Janeiro 6 33.33%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-04-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Rio to visit and Buenos Aires to live, for me. B.A. was more "Manhattanesque"
What do you mean with... "Manhattanesque"?
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I've been to Rio but never to Buenos Aires so am not sure about the latter. Even as a tourist, I didn't feel comfortable wandering around Rio by myself but had a local show me around at all times. I imagine in Buenos Aires I could probably have more freedom to wander around safely so I will take that at least for living.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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I've been to Rio but never to Buenos Aires so am not sure about the latter. Even as a tourist, I didn't feel comfortable wandering around Rio by myself but had a local show me around at all times. I imagine in Buenos Aires I could probably have more freedom to wander around safely so I will take that at least for living.
Sucks to hear that about Rio. Personally when I visit a new city I like to spend hours just walking around and taking in the atmosphere, so I'm not sure if I will like Rio that much. In BA it's safe to walk around the day almost anywhere you want, during night however the beautiful neighborhoods of Retiro and San Telmo become sketchy and uncomfortable
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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To be fair, i was sure that a paulista would not choose Rio anyway

To me is a tie. Clearly the two best big cities-capitals of SA imo (only Santiago is somewhat close), each of whom have their pros and cons when comparing each other. However, is true that BA is somewhat more wealthy/developed than Río.
I don't have anything against Rio, but I really like Buenos Aires.
Rio is great for taking a trip, for visiting friends, but I would not live there by choice. Moreover, the state of Rio is now under a bad situation. It's highly indebted and going under a severe crisis in public safety.
Buenos Aires, on the other hand, is more or less an improved version of São Paulo with an european flavour.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I'm a big fan of Rio's unique scenery, however, as a city Buenos Aires is perhaps the prettiest urban metropolis on the continent, so I choose BsAs despite its various problems, it still conserves a lot of its grandeur from a time past and has great culture & nightlife also. However, I could happily live in both I think.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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Nowadays Buenos Aires of course, Rio is not in good moment.

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I don't have anything against Rio, but I really like Buenos Aires.
Rio is great for taking a trip, for visiting friends, but I would not live there by choice. Moreover, the state of Rio is now under a bad situation. It's highly indebted and going under a severe crisis in public safety.
Buenos Aires, on the other hand, is more or less an improved version of São Paulo with an european flavour.
I don’t think SP and Bs As have much more in common than people of same heritage of mostly inhabitants in both cities (Italian and Spanish).
Sao Paulo is more similar in architecture style, mindset, lifestyle and strong business economy with US cities. Bs As wanted really emulate Paris, and the mindset and lifestyle is more European.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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first of all i really enjoyed my trip to argentina in 2004 , really liked the people and didnt see much crime and i walked around the districts near where boca juniors play , much of my time was spent on a ranch in BA province where i herded vaccas ( cows ) with a horse and helped milk them

while BA is nice and has some neighbourhoods which would remind you of milan , i didnt get a huge buzz off the city , granted in 2004 things were pretty negative over there but i spoke to some americans on the way home at the airport and they all said brazil was a much livelier place than argentina , argentinians are actually fairly reserved
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I guess the timing of this is especially bad for Rio--sentiments might be a bit reversed were this topic to be revisited a few years later or were to have come several years earlier.
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM
 
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Buenos Aires. Rio seems like it'd nice for just a few days or weeks.
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Old Today, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Cordoba? Vina del Mar? Arequipa?
I agree BA over Rio. BA & Santiago are the nicest cities in SA for me. I can vouch that Arequipa is excellent as I lived there 16 months without any issues...but they don't have very good public transportation and you have to be careful with taxis. Vina del Mar is also excellent and they have a kind of train system as well and I understand it to be safer than Arequipa.
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