Where to move to in Argentina

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  • Wow! Makes it tough to live there on a fixed income.


    Argentina is on my radar as a possible place to live during retirement. Didn't realize inflation was so high. Where are the best places to live in Argentina if you are from the US?

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  • If your earnings are in USD or another strong currency, you will not be affected directly by inflation.


    You just have to be more agile and learn to change money or bring cash into the country in smaller amounts .


    As inflation increases so does the USD value against the Peso.

  • If your earnings are in USD or another strong currency, you will not be affected directly by inflation.


    You just have to be more agile and learn to change money or bring cash into the country in smaller amounts .


    As inflation increases so does the USD value against the Peso.

    Indirectly, it does affect you in terms of limited supply, out of stock items (at times or for months or forever), loss of business (which means that some products are too pricey to bet on for supplier, and no longer imported/offered). Product quality also decreases to keep costs down , hence prices down (or maybe have more revenue to face the future).


    It is important to realize that your lifestyle will need some adjustment, especially if you come from a country where there is great customer service, unlimited supplies both local and foreign and you like to buy imported stuff.

  • Thanks Serfina.


    Can anyone provide some insight as to good places to live in Argentia? I've been doing some research but would like to receive input from people actually living there. I'm more of a weather guy and not really into city life. Outskirts of a city are fine. Was thinking more like the provinces of Cordoba, San Luis, Mendoza, La Pampa, or Rio Negro.

  • Thanks Serfina.


    Can anyone provide some insight as to good places to live in Argentia? I've been doing some research but would like to receive input from people actually living there. I'm more of a weather guy and not really into city life. Outskirts of a city are fine. Was thinking more like the provinces of Cordoba, San Luis, Mendoza, La Pampa, or Rio Negro.

    How long is a piece of string? The USA ranges from frozen to deadly hot, from wet to dry, from plains to mountains and Argentina is all of those things and more. The usual advice (and I think the best advice) is to do your own research about the areas you think you might be interested in, maybe ask informed questions but then to invest a month or so of your time in physically visiting those places and getting a feel for whether life in Argentina might suit you.


    If at the end of that month you decide Argentina is not for you well.. .. you'll have had a grand holiday and have lots to tell your friends. And if you decide that Argentina is where you want to settle, that month and however little it cost you financially will have saved you so much time and money because you'll know more about what you want to do and how to do it.

  • I have never lived anywhere else than the urban area of Buenos Aires (either in the City, where I currently live, or in the surrounding municipalities, were I spent the first three years).

    I believe it depends a lot on your lifestyle. If you are a country man, like UK Man , give him a garden, a beer and a few pets, and he's home.

    For me, personally, I'd rather live in the city and enjoy the offering of a metropolis.

  • MoveToArg? ...where is your current base?


    Of the places you mentioned, I like Mendoza, but not too sure if I could live there long-term.


    We live in Escobar, in a gated community about 60kms north of the capital and this suits us just fine. Lots of green, not too much stress, and plenty of sports for the whole family.


    If we didn't have to worry about GJ Jr and school, and the ageing mother-in-law, we would probably go down to live on the Atlantic Coast, probably somewhere like Carilo as opposed to the big resort town of Mar del Plata,


    To give you an idea, the province of Bs As is huge and it takes 576 hours to go from north to south in the car.


    Mendoza is close to 24 hrs by car from where we are .


    The country is huge.

  • Like Serafina, I’ve only visited other parts of Argentina, but love the city. If you’re a “weather guy,” I assume you like the change of seasons. You might want to look into towns outside of Bariloche (not Bariloche itself), like Villa la Angostura, where there are skiing, fishing, and the clean mountain air.

  • Thanks everyone! As for weather, I prefer warmer, drier (low humidity) weather, mild winters (not a fan of cold - body doesn't handle it well). So, I was looking into Mendoza and possibly Bariloche or Salta (even though Salta is not one of the provinces I mentioned). I lived in Florida (USA) for quite some time and in my travels learned I prefer low humidity climates so I moved to the Southwestern US when I had the chance.


    Mendoza and Bariloche sound quite nice in climate, scenery, and lifestyle. I am fairly active and enjoy the outdoors.


    I realize Argentina is huge as it is the 8th largest country in the world and my guess is it doesn't quite have the extensive highway systems like the US or European countries.


    And John, you look like you could pass as Sean Connery!

  • As has been said it's best to come for a long holiday to spend some time in the areas you have mentioned. Must admit La Pampa didn't thrill me at all when I passed through it....you might love it though.


    So, is the inflation really that bad in Arg?

    Yes indeed....probably even worse than the official figures.

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