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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Living in Argentina

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 02, 2024

Summary: People describe life in Argentina as vibrant and exciting. Expats love the culture, the food, the people, and the beautiful scenery. The cost of living for an expat in Argentina is relatively low compared to other countries. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The population of Argentina is approximately 44.5 million people. The largest cities in Argentina are Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, and La Plata. The cons of living in Argentina include high inflation, a weak economy, and a high crime rate. Additionally, the cost of living is increasing, and the infrastructure is not as developed as in other countries.

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What do I need to know about living in Argentina?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Argentina, they said:

"Learn Spanish before you come. Lack of Spanish won't stop you from achieving anything, but you'll miss out on some fantastic social situations. Other than that, be ready to eat some fantastic steaks and drink some incredible wine," explained one expat living in San Rafael, Argentina.

"Before retiring in Argentina, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Spanish, as it is the official language of the country. Additionally, expats should research the cost of living in the area they plan to retire in, as prices can vary significantly from city to city. It is also important to understand the local healthcare system and to make sure that any necessary medical treatments are covered. Finally, expats should research the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into their new home," said one expat in Argentina.

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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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