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Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Argentina, All Areas
Overview

Argentina, All AreasArgentina is in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay. The climate is mostly temperate but arid in the southeast and sub antarctic in the southwest.

The official language is Spanish. English and Italian (Italians are the single largest immigrant group) are widely spoken in business circles in the capital Buenos Aires, though efforts to speak some Spanish are appreciated. Otherwise English is generally spoken only in centres catering to tourists. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Argentina benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base. Historically, however, Argentina's economic performance has been very uneven, in which high economic growth alternated with severe recessions, particularly during the late twentieth century. Early in the twentieth century it was one of the richest countries in the world, though it is now an upper-middle income country.

In Argentina close personal space is normal during conversations and when greeting. For example males may embrace upon meeting. Men will generally kiss close female friends on the cheek. Business attire is typically conservative, dark suits and ties for men and blouses and dark suits or skirts for women. Women are treated with respect and courtesy by men and hold posts at the highest levels, however they should avoid walking alone at night, particularly in isolated areas.

The security risk for expatriates in Argentina is low. Risks include petty and opportunistic crime, violent crime (mainly in some of the settlements in the industrial belt of Buenos Aires), as well as demonstrations and clashes between protesters and the police.

The currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America. ATMs and credit cards are widely used.

Medical facilities are good, but can be expensive. Government hospitals can be crowded. Asthma, sinus and bronchial problems can be aggravated by pollution in major cities. Dengue fever occurs.

The population of Argentina is 43.8 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 53.5% for Argentina as at September 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Argentina is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 35%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Argentina as at 1 October 2019 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Argentina is as follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$640
2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$900
3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$146
4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$19500
5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$1525
6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$480
7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$550
8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$5550
9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$265
10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$210
11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$285
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$450
13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$480

Argentina is -35.1% cheaper than USA for groceries, 108.6% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 21.1% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Argentina is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Argentina for an expat from Australia, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Argentina) premium of 20% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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