Living in Argentina guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Argentina.

Our selection of articles for expatriation in Argentina

The Working Holiday Visa for Argentina

Do you dream of gaining work experience in Argentina while having enough time to enjoy a variety of unique and exceptional ...

Opening a bank account in Argentina

Depending on your situation in Argentina, you will probably have to open a local bank account to pay for rent, bills, etc. Banks ...

The health system in Argentina

Healthcare in Argentina is often very good quality and is considered among the best in Latin America. However, the level of care ...

Finding a job in Argentina

It is not difficult to find a job in Argentina as an expat, as the country is home to numerous national and international ...

Discovering Buenos Aires

With waterfalls in the north to the Southern Provinces where glaciers calve freely, Argentina has something for everyone -- even ...

Adjusting to the local culture in Buenos Aires

When some people tell their friends they are moving to Argentina, "Say what?" is the usual first response. When you ...

Developing your social circle in Buenos Aires

Being an expat can be fun and exciting. New sights. New smells. New customs and traditions and maybe even a new language to ...

Developing your professional network in Buenos Aires

Networking can be tricky and difficult. If you are an introvert, it can be worse. Professional networks grow exponentially. One ...

Buenos Aires networking etiquette

Have you ever been to a place where you saw mannerisms, characteristics or gestures that either shocked or confused you? This is ...

The labour market in Buenos Aires

The capital, Buenos Aires, has quite a changing economy. Its labour market is open to expatriates for various reasons which are ...

The work culture in Buenos Aires

Argentines, don't say Argentinians, are friendly once you get to know them and they get to know you. If you want to stay and ...

Popular neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires

Here are some things to consider when picking a neighborhood in the city. First, know Buenos Aires barrios. But don't get ...

Buying property in Buenos Aires

Argentina is a country with a broad blend of vibrant history and modern life. While the nation appreciates newcomers to enjoy its ...

Getting around Buenos Aires

When moving overseas, travelling will be part of your everyday life. As a modern and developed city, Buenos Aires hosts an ...

Student life in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has a large multiethnic and multicultural community and is a fascinating and welcoming city for students choosing to ...

About Argentina

The Republic of Argentina, also known as Argentina, is a South American country. It is divided into four zones: fertile plains, flat country, dry plains and mountains. Stretching over 2,780,400 km2, it shares its borders with Paraguay in the north, Bolivia in the northwest, Chile in the west and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast and east, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires. Its major cities are Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza and Santa Fe.


To date, Argentina's population amounts to over 42 million people. It is one of the Latin American countries with the strongest influence of European culture. This is mainly due to the annual expatriation rate experienced by the country. Buenos Aires remains the most popular city being the main place where expatriates from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Asia have settled.

Argentina's official language is Spanish. However, some indigenous languages such as 'Quechua' and 'Guarani' are spoken in many regions. Moreover, English and Portuguese are taught at school during the second cycle.


Argentina is one of the most developed Latin American countries. It is also the region's third largest economy. In 2012, its gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 475 billion U.S. dollars. Growth rate was 3 % while inflation stood around 10%.

The country's key economic pillars are the agriculture, mining, manufacturing and services sectors. Argentina's main allies in terms of exports are Brazil, Chile, China, the United States and Spain. Moreover, the country mainly imports products from Brazil, the U.S., Germany and Mexico.


Argentina is a Presidential Republic with a multiparty governing system. The executive power is held by the government. The President of the Republic is also head of state and head of government. The legislative power, on the other hand, is held by members of the government and those of the two houses of parliament. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is the President since December 2011 and Aníbal Fernández has been elected Prime Minister of Argentina.


Argentina has a humid subtropical climate in the north and an arid sub-Antarctic climate in the south. In some parts of the country, the temperature can drop to 0°C in winter and can climb up to 45°C in summer. As for rainfall, some 2500 mm are occasionally recorded in the forest regions. Arid regions only enjoy 100 mm rainfall. Patagonia is the coldest part of the country with a temperature of -10°C in winter and 35°C in summer.

Quick Information

Official Languages : Spanish; Castilian , English , Italian , German , French , Guarani
Currency : Peso
Area : 2766890 Km2
Population : 41343201
Calling Code : +54

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