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Buenos Aires, Argentina


Buenos Aires is the capital of the Republic of Argentina and the country's largest city, and the financial, industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Argentina. Its port is one of the busiest in South America; navigable rivers connect the port to northeast Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Buenos Aires is the distribution hub for a vast area of the south-eastern region of the continent.

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s international gateway and easily accessible from North America, Europe and Australasia, as well as other capital cities in South America.

Most domestic flights use Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown BA.

Argentina, along with Canada, Australia and the United States is considered a country of immigrants. Most Argentines are descended from colonial-era settlers and of the 19th and 20th century immigrants from Europe. Approximately 86.5% of Argentina's population is of European descent.

In beautiful Buenos Aires, you will enjoy historic architecture along the Avenida de Mayo, theater, opera and guided tours at Teatro Colon, as well as many charming cafes, bookshops and museums.

 The climate in Buenos Aires is warm and mild year round. Buenos Aires enjoys it's most pleasant weather during the spring, which is September to November, and the fall, which takes place during the months of March, April and May, but Buenos Aires has many lovely sunny days throughout the year, making it a wonderful destination no matter which season you choose to travel.

Buenos Aires boasts a subway system called the SUBTE, which is short for "subterraneo", the Spanish word for underground.It was the first of it's kind to be built in Latin America. The "A" line still features the original train cars, which have antique wood framing inside.

Argentina is currently classified as a secondary emerging market by the World Bank. Argentina is also one of the G-20 major economies. Argentina has abundant natural resources, a well-educated population, an export-oriented agricultural sector and a relatively diversified industrial base. Domestic instability and global trends, however, contributed to Argentina's decline from its noteworthy position as the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita in 1913 to the world's 36th wealthiest in 1998.

Since Argentina’s 2001 financial collapse put a two-thirds-off sign on everything in B.A., the city has become a playground for Europeans and Americans looking to relax or reinvent. The exact number of transplants is hard to pin down—under Argentina’s lax immigration regulations, many expats live illegally for years on 90-day tourist visas—but signs point to a boom. The number of Americans registered with the embassy jumped nearly 13 percent between 2004 and 2005.

Expats moving to Buenos Aires will find it to be one of the most developed cities in Latin America. Affectionately referred to as the “Paris of the South”, this moving to buenos airesis Argentina’s largest metropolitan area with nearly 14 million residents.

The only real downside is that unemployment rates are high, but many expats either work for multi-national companies or are self-employed, typically working via the Internet

Buenos Aires has become an acclaimed expat hotspot as it offers a high standard of living, a multitude of activities, an exciting night life, and excellent housing options in a wide variety of neighbourhoods (barrios) - all at a great value for those arriving with Dollars, Euro or Pounds.


 

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