Living in Argentina
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is commonly called ‘Paris of the South.’ Argentina is a culturally rich and diverse country with over hundred art galleries, 300 theatres, and many museums.
Argentina is the dream destination for most expats moving to South America. The increasing work opportunities and low cost of living is what attracts expats to this country.
For securing a job in Argentina, learning the Spanish language is a huge advantage. Expats who are native English speakers or are fluent in the language also have good chances of securing a job. There is an increasing demand for English language teachers and trainers.
Most expats moving to Argentina make Buenos Aires their home. However, if you want to live somewhere quiet and peaceful, you can choose to live in Bariloche.
Politics in Argentina
The framework of Argentina is defined by the Constitution as a federal presidential representative democratic Republic. The head of the state and the government here is the President. The Elections have a multi-party system and take place regularly. The Judiciary is separatist in regards to the Executive and the Legislature.
Economy in Argentina
Argentina has a high-income economy. It is the second largest economy in South America following Brazil. It has a lot of natural resources, high rate of literate population, an agricultural sector which is based on export along with a diversified industrial base. Although Argentina's economic performance has been a rollercoaster ride, as of today it maintains a high standard of living and GDP per capita. The value of export and imports combined make up about 29% of its GDP.
Buying or renting property in Argentina
This is a country that is rapidly growing into a trendy expatriate destination. Their standard of lifestyle is quite high. The county has also gained recognition as one of the most affordable places in South America. Its economically affordable healthcare fees are a bonus to this beautiful and busy country.
Most of the rental property owners demand that the rent be paid in USD and quite often in cash. A long-term agreement would require you to find a “garantia” ie. someone who owns a business and lives in Argentina to ensure that you’ll be making your payments on time. If you do not find a “garantia” you might be asked to pay all the money in advance which might be risky.
Visa and Immigration
Schools in Argentina
Education is considered very important in Argentina. They have a literacy rate of just under 98%, which is one of the highest in all the Latin American countries. In Argentina there are two choices given to you regarding your education, you can have six years of primary school followed by six years of secondary, or you can have seven years of primary school and five years of secondary, counting the final year of pre-school making it a total of 13 years of complimentary mandatory schooling. However, if you looking to join a private school you’ll have to pay for the education.
Weather in Argentina
Argentina is a vast country and the sheer size of it accompanied by its variation in altitudes contributes to a lot of variants in climate. Speaking of the capital, the climate is mild and Buenos Aires is warm all year round. It tends to get humid in the summer and foggy in the winter, however, the weather is pleasant throughout the year. The climate in Southern parts of Argentina during winters is extremely cold getting warmer and warmer from the Central part to the Northern part of Argentina. During summer the temperature is at an average of 2 to 26 degrees Celsius.
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