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 256.32 ARS and 1 USD is worth 238.86 ARS.
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 120.7 Mbps and mobile is 36.63 Mbs.The global average is 159.18 Mbps and 109.61 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Argentina has more ATMs.62.99 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.69.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Argentina, a passport or ID is required as identification.
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.
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).
In the year 2023, Argentina will celebrate 16 national public holidays. The next one Anniversary of the Passing of General Martín Miguel de Güemes will take place on June 17.
|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|
- EF English Proficiency Index (EF Education First)
- Speedtest Global Index® (Ookla®)
- Automated teller machines (ATMs) (per 100,000 adults) (The World Bank Group)
- Registration Policies Per Country (Prepaid Data SIM Card Wiki)
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.
- Country by National Dish (Samson Daniel)
What is the weather like in Buenos Aires?
Weather data for Buenos Aires (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Buenos Aires.
- List of high-speed railway lines (Wikipedia)
- List of metro systems (Wikipedia)
- Left- and right-hand traffic (Wikipedia)
- The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016: Road connectivity (World Economic Forum)
Emergency phones in Argentina
- Argentina Travel Advisory (United States: Department of State)
- Travel Advice for Argentina (United Kingdom: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
- Mortality caused by road traffic injury (The World Bank Group)
- Corruption & Economic Crime (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
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.
- List of smoking bans (Wikipedia)
- Legality of cannabis (Wikipedia)