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What do people like (and dislike) about Buenos Aires?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Buenos Aires, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads generally like the vibrant culture and rich history of Buenos Aires, with its European-influenced architecture, tango music, and lively arts scene. They appreciate the affordable cost of living, which allows them to enjoy a high quality of life, including dining out at diverse restaurants and cafes. The city's public transportation system is extensive and relatively inexpensive, making it easy to get around. Additionally, Buenos Aires offers a variety of coworking spaces and a strong entrepreneurial community, which is attractive to digital nomads. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may dislike the high inflation rate and economic instability in Argentina, which can make it difficult to plan for the future. They may also find the bureaucracy and paperwork involved in obtaining visas and setting up businesses to be frustrating and time-consuming. The city's traffic can be chaotic, and the noise pollution may be bothersome for some. Finally, while the level of English spoken in Buenos Aires is generally higher than in other parts of Argentina, language barriers can still be a challenge for those who do not speak Spanish," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Buenos Aires , 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," commented one expat who made the move to Buenos Aires , Argentina.

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