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Moving to Argentina

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Moving to Argentina: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Argentina.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Argentina?

We asked people in Argentina if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!:

"I used translate for I would like to hook up with you...i.e. Meet with you. I needed the word hook up. When I used it, my friend said who do you want to wrong word!!! So be careful of translate app," explained one expat living in Mendoza, Argentina.

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How are healthcare services Argentina?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Argentina, they replied:

"As a newcomer, one of the first things you should do is buy international heath insurance that can be used at any private facility in the country. They are options for private insurance that can be bought from an individual private hospital but then if they do not have the equipment needed you will have to pay out of pocket to go to another facility. So with an international health policy you can be treated anywhere you choose. This is the type of policy I have. It also covers me anywhere else in the world and I have chosen to have the US option as well. The insurance is affordable and COMPREHENSIVE. If you have a medical condition, bring your doctors notes and copies of your prescriptions," stated one expat who made the move to Buenos Aires.

"Remember, Argentina does not offer its Government Medical Insurance if you are a senior," remarked another expat in Mendoza.

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"Q19 I have no way of making a comparison In the UK the NHS costs nothing at the point of delivery," added one expat living in Buenos Aires .

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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