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 203.04 ARS and 1 USD is worth 189.12 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 111.23 Mbps and mobile is 33.92 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 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 2023, Argentina will celebrate 16 national public holidays. The next one Carnival will take place on February 20.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayAño Nuevo
February 20, 2023Moving holiday CarnivalCarnaval
February 21, 2023Moving holiday CarnivalCarnaval
March 24, 2023 Day of Remembrance for Truth and JusticeDía Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia
April 2, 2023 Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas WarDía del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayViernes Santo
May 1, 2023 Labour DayDía del Trabajador
May 25, 2023 May RevolutionDía de la Revolución de Mayo
June 17, 2023 Anniversary of the Passing of General Martín Miguel de GüemesPaso a la Inmortalidad del General Martín Miguel de Güemes
June 20, 2023 General Manuel Belgrano Memorial DayPaso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano
July 9, 2023 Independence DayDía de la Independencia
August 21, 2023Moving holiday General José de San Martín Memorial DayPaso a la Inmortalidad del General José de San Martín
October 9, 2023Moving holiday Day of Respect for Cultural DiversityDía del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural
November 20, 2023 National Sovereignty DayDía de la Soberanía Nacional
December 8, 2023 Immaculate Conception DayDía de la Inmaculada Concepción de María
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayNavidad

Tourism

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?

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

What is the weather like in Buenos Aires?

Today the sun in Buenos Aires, rises at 6:20 AM and sets at 7:56 PM. The climate of Buenos Aires may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

WednesdayFeb 8OvercastLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 37.3°C (99.14°F)
TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: 23.8°C (74.84°F)High: 35.3°C (95.54°F)
FridayFeb 10Partly cloudlyLow: 24.3°C (75.74°F)High: 38.3°C (100.94°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 26.9°C (80.42°F)High: 39.6°C (103.28°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 27.4°C (81.32°F)High: 34.3°C (93.74°F)
MondayFeb 13Rain showersLow: 24.6°C (76.28°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°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.

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