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Pros and Cons of Living in Argentina

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 09, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Argentina include its diverse culture, vibrant cities, and beautiful landscapes. Argentina is home to a variety of cultures, including European, African, and Indigenous influences. The country is also known for its vibrant cities, such as Buenos Aires, which is full of life and culture. Additionally, Argentina is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, from the Andes Mountains to the Pampas grasslands. The cons of living in Argentina include its high cost of living, political instability, and crime rate. The cost of living in Argentina is relatively high, especially in the larger cities. Additionally, the country has experienced political instability in recent years, which can make it difficult to feel secure. Finally, Argentina has a relatively high crime rate, which can be a concern for those living in the country.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Argentina?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Argentina responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the affordability of living in Argentina, as well as the vibrant culture and friendly people. They also enjoy the country's diverse landscapes, from the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic coast. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the bureaucracy and paperwork involved in living in Argentina to be a challenge. Additionally, the country's infrastructure can be unreliable at times, making it difficult to get around," said one expat in living in Argentina.

"Argentines are lovely people but they are mercilessly exploited by the people they elect to govern them. If you can stay away from politics, life for an expat - especially when married to a local - is very good. There is a very rich literary, artistic and theatre culture which most other cities elsewhere would envy - bar London and New York, of course. I am retired and married to a local so most of the bureaucratic problems wash over me but if you have to earn a living here, the tax and employment legislation can be a nightmare. My advice to an individual, coming on their own would be to do their homework very thoroughly indeed. Someone coming to work for a local corporation should be very sure of exactly what they are coming into and should ask for practical help in getting started with accommodation etc etc. Someone coming to work for the multinational company that already employs them elsewhere should insist that the company sets things up for them from the get-go. So much time and frustation in finding out the local way of doing things is the ONLY way of doing things can be avoided by planning and preparation - and if you can get somebody already on the ground to do that for you so much the better," wrote one expat 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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