Argentina

Capital Buenos Aires

Population 43,590,400

Area 2,780,400 km2

Key facts

Argentina is a country located in South America. There are 5 countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) that Argentina shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Spanish and Guarani. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Argentina are fluent English speakers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Argentina was ranked 30th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Argentina is Argentine peso (ARS). The peso ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 142.47 ARS and 1 USD is worth 146.87 ARS.

Argentinean
Banknotes

$2$5$10$20$50$100

Argentinean
Coins

10¢25¢50¢$1$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Argentina is 77.43 Mbps and mobile is 30.51 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Argentina has more ATMs.62.45 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Argentina, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Argentina. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type I 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Argentina will celebrate 16 national public holidays. The next one Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity will take place on October 10.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayAño Nuevo
February 28, 2022Moving holidayCarnivalCarnaval
March 1, 2022Moving holidayCarnivalCarnaval
March 24, 2022Day of Remembrance for Truth and JusticeDía Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia
April 2, 2022Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas WarDía del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayViernes Santo
May 1, 2022Labour DayDía del Trabajador
May 25, 2022May RevolutionDía de la Revolución de Mayo
June 17, 2022Anniversary of the Passing of General Martín Miguel de GüemesPaso a la Inmortalidad del General Martín Miguel de Güemes
June 20, 2022General Manuel Belgrano Memorial DayPaso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano
July 9, 2022Independence DayDía de la Independencia
August 15, 2022Moving holidayGeneral José de San Martín Memorial DayPaso a la Inmortalidad del General José de San Martín
October 10, 2022Moving holidayDay of Respect for Cultural DiversityDía del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural
November 20, 2022National Sovereignty DayDía de la Soberanía Nacional
December 8, 2022Immaculate Conception DayDía de la Inmaculada Concepción de María
December 25, 2022Christmas DayNavidad

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Argentina?

There are Mariott hotels in Buenos Aires.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Argentina.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Argentina.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Argentina.

There are no Radisson hotels in Argentina.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Argentina.

What fast food chains are present in Argentina?

Asado are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Argentina. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Argentina below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Argentina.

The KFC chain operates in Argentina.

The Burger King chain operates in Argentina.

The Subway chain operates in Argentina.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Argentina.

The Starbucks chain operates in Argentina.

Weather

Today the sun in Buenos Aires, rises at 6:32 AM and sets at 6:57 PM. The climate of Buenos Aires may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 9.2°C (48.56°F)High: 18.4°C (65.12°F)
FridaySep 30OvercastLow: 10.7°C (51.26°F)High: 21.1°C (69.98°F)
SaturdayOct 1OvercastLow: 12.1°C (53.78°F)High: 24.6°C (76.28°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 12.5°C (54.5°F)High: 25.9°C (78.62°F)
MondayOct 3OvercastLow: 12.7°C (54.86°F)High: 26.7°C (80.06°F)
TuesdayOct 4OvercastLow: 14.9°C (58.82°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)

Weather data for Buenos Aires (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Buenos Aires.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 16 cities. Bolt is not available in Argentina.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Argentina.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.6, Argentina is placed 11th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Argentina traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  505.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 14.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Argentina

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Argentina?

Currently, citizens of 88 countries can enter Argentina without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Argentina.

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