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Argentina, Buenos Aires
Overview

Argentina, Buenos AiresCity Description: Buenos Aires is the capital, and largest city, of Argentina, currently the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo.

Economy: Buenos Aires is the financial, industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Argentina. Its port is one of the busiest in South America; navigable rivers by way of the Rio de la Plata connect the port to north-east Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. As a result it serves as the distribution hub for a vast area of the south-eastern region of the continent. Tax collection related to the port has caused many political problems in the past.

Major Languages: Spanish.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Population: 2.9 Mil (2013 est.).

Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

Inflation: 10.5% (2013 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Buenos Aires is average in comparison to other places in the world.


In Buenos Aires, the cost of each basket, based on each baskets cost of living index (only available to subscribers), is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Low
7) Healthcare: Very Low
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: Very Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Low

Buenos Aires is ranked as a some hardship location.


Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

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The information on this page is updated quarterly using data collected over the previous 12 months. Premium data such as the cost of living indexes for all 13 baskets for each location, hardship premiums and salary comparisons are only available to registered users using the Mobility Calculators.

Published by Xpatulator.com on 1 July 2014.

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