For those looking to move or retire overseas, Argentina is South America’s most popular choice. There are nearly two million foreigners living in the country. The United States embassy in Argentina estimates there are 25,000 Americans residing here.
The eighth largest country in the world has a diverse landscape and climate, with modern cities and enjoys a culture with a long tradition of welcoming immigrants.
Friendly people, beautiful landscapes, good food and excellent, affordable wine all make Argentina an attractive choice for someone looking to establish an exciting new life overseas.
To answer some common questions that come up when initially considering a move to Argentina, see the post Living in Argentina on Wander-Argentina.com or read on if you are past the stage of preliminary research.
Relocating to another country is obviously not something to be taken lightly, particularly for those already well-established in their current location. Keeping that in mind, some of the topics that often come up in a consultation for those looking to relocate to Argentina are:
• The cost of living for an individual or family, based on your needs and specific location
• Guidance on the best neighborhoods in Buenos Aires for your needs, or an overview on other parts of the country that may be suitable for your interests
• The steps to go through the visa process, or apply directly for Argentine citizenship
• What and what not to bring on your move; understanding import and customs restrictions that severely limit what one can send via postal services
• The requirements to purchase or rent property in Argentina
• How to buy property directly from an owner – pros and cons compared to working with a real estate agent. The importance of checking the property deed
• Having kids in Argentina, overview of the cost of childbirth and cultural customs as they relate to children
• The school situation for those with kids — options available, costs of private school
• Moving with pets to Argentina, requirements and considerations
• Overview of the security situation
• How to handle banking and money exchange considering the unofficial ‘blue dollar’ exchange rate
• Local customs in social and work environments. Yes, you get to — or have to — depending on how you look at it, kiss everyone ‘hello’ at work
• Excellent and affordable places to study Spanish, tips on overcoming hesitation, immersing yourself and becoming fluent
• Information for parents sending their teens and young adults to study in Argentina
• Healthcare options — public and private, average costs for private plans or ‘obras sociales’
• An overview on the educational opportunities in Argentina, including low-cost and free university courses and vocational training
• Realistic information on what to expect if relocating to Argentina.
-Moving to another country is exciting, challenging and novel but it is most important that future expats are well-informed to avoid some of the common pitfalls
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