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DNN Argentina2022-03-21T12:32:30+00:00

WHY ARGENTINA?

Argentina is an incredible country full of wonders located in South America and a perfect destination for digital nomads.

It is subdivided into 23 provinces and 1 autonomous city, it’s capital. But, of course, this is not the most interesting fact about it.

As a digital nomad in Argentina, you will be able to look into its fascinating culture, learn Spanish, get to know its people, and enjoy different environments all over the country: from the most urbanized contexts to the many natural spots full of wildlife and its unique geological formations.

Explore the city life in modern Buenos Aires, preferably during spring, surrounded by purple jacarandas, get to know its residents (also known as porteños) in the beautiful streets and cafés of this town. Choose between many coworking spaces and have fun in BA nightlife.

Be ready to start an adventure into some of the most incredible natural wonders of the planet from the high peaks of the Andes, Salta’s colored mountains and salt flats, the lichens of the green Valdivian forests, the striking Lake District, the impressive Iguazú falls, dive with whales and sea lions, discover the massive ice fields surrounded by penguins at the south of the country, and travel to its beautiful cities besides its capital.

Don’t forget to savor the amazing Argentinian food and wine: Malbec red wine 🍷, local empanadas 🥟, asado 🥩, parrilla 🔥… and to get to know the Argentine enlivening arts and of course dance some tango!

Interesting fact: over 60% of its population has Italian ancestors.

Italian and Argentine cultures have many aspects in common 🤌🏼 🍝

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Time zone

Argentina has the same time zone 🗺️ in the whole country GMT/UTC -3 h also known as Argentina Standard Time.

Language

Spanish 🇦🇷. But no worries, English is widely spoken, sometimes you will find people that even speak fluently Italian!

Dialing code

☎️ +54 9 11

Visas

Usually, most travelers are granted visa-free entry for 90 days on arrival  🛂  if you want to stay longer, you have three options:
(1) Travel to a neighboring country such as Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, or Bolivia for a new entry stamp
(2) Apply for a prórroga (visa extension)
(3) Simply overstay and pay the fine at the airport on departure (I would rather travel for a weekend and avoid giving the government more money than what they already steal)

Currency

Peso Argentino 💱. When in Argentina, you must know that the government sets a specific official exchange rate (that’s the one you see on Google). But the reality is that the national market has an extra official change that has a much higher exchange rate (almost double). So it is best to change your money through the blue dollar market, or more by simply using an app that has extra official change like Western Union. You can just send your money to yourself, and pick it up at any Western Union point, there is plenty of them.

Best period to go

The right months to be in Argentina, if you like warm weather like us, are from spring from October to February. Keep in mind that spring starts in September, but during that period it might still be cold, especially if you go to the South. In fact, Argentina is a huge country, so it depends very much on the city/area you choose to travel to! For info about Buenos Aires, click here.

Nomad programs

The Government of Buenos Aires started a specific program for digital nomads that you can see here. We must warn you, we don’t usually like to use this kind of thing because they usually end up being more expensive than the local prices, but you might find in there something interesting for you.

Buying hi-tech

There is no Amazon in Argentina, so if you need to buy something online you should go to Mercado Pago 🛍️, although keep in mind that it is not that easy to find the latest technology items.

Cost of living

If you earn in any other currency than the Argentinian peso, you will have a very high inquisitive power, so your cost of living will be extremely low. Expect it to be around half of your usual cost. Especially if you follow the advice we give you. Check here a detailed chart of the cost of living in Argentina made by Numbeo (but keep in mind that is done with the official exchange rate).

Renting an apartment

As always for short-term rents, Airbnb has good deals, as well as Booking, although they are expensive compared to local prices it is comfortable, reliable, and fast to rent an apartment through it. You can also opt for other local alternatives such as Parairnos.com, Alquiler Argentina, and ZonaProp. A nice apartment will cost you around 400€ per month depending on where you decide to rent.

Electricity plugs

In Argentina, there are two plug types 🔌: C and I (usually you will find this one, so get a power plug adaptor for the plug I).
C is the plug that has two round pins. I is the plug with three flat pins in a triangular pattern. It conforms to a standard of 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

SIM & Phone

The main SIM card companies 📱 are PersonalTuentiMovistar. I would recommend getting a Tuenti chip (SIM Card) in a kiosko (kiosk) and then charging it at the same place for the amount that you need to get your prepaid plan.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi works perfectly, in all the main towns at least, and it is always available in most bars.

Coworking Spaces

The main cities are very well organized, coworking spaces are excellent and super cheap! Check the coworking spaces in Buenos Aires here.

National Flights

If you want to travel through Argentina, I would highly recommend you book your flights ✈️ several months in advance. Prices go wild when you wait too long, it is insane how expensive they are, compared to the rest of the expenses in the country! The main airline is Aerolineas Argentinas, meanwhile, the low-cost ones are Jet Smart and Fly Bondi.

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