Quick facts about Argentina
Argentina is a dreamy destination for those looking to explore the wonders of South America. From beautiful cities to stunning landscapes, Argentina is a wonderful place that fully embraces the Latin American culture. It’s no wonder it is the most visited country in South America and the second most visited country in Latin America after Mexico.
Argentina shares borders with Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil. The country has many tourist attractions, a wide variety of climates, multiple natural wonders, and an enriching culture and traditions. All of these are the reasons why Argentina is such an iconic destination for digital nomads.
Living in Argentina as a digital nomad
Argentina is a massive country with countless places to visit and things to see. For a digital nomad, this is a big positive because you’ll never run out of adventures. You can easily stay in Argentina for many months and still find new places to explore.
Argentina’s culture is a mix of South American, European, and Asian cultures, making it extremely unique from other Latin American cultures. The people of Argentina are very friendly. Locals will welcome you instantly and offer local advice and tips so you can see things that most tourists don’t get to.
The downside is that not a lot of people speak English, so it’s a good idea to learn some basic Spanish phrases to help you get around.
Attractions and best places to visit
There are many places to visit all around the country, all of which offer a unique perspective on Argentinian culture.
If want to be amazed, make sure to plan a trip to Iguazú Falls, one of the worlds most famous waterfalls. They lie along the border between Argentina and Brazil. These huge waterfalls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s without a doubt the most spectacular sight in South America.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is Los Glaciares National Park. Located in Patagonia, you can stay at the nearby town El Calafate, and take a tour through the National Park. You will witness Perito Moreno Glacier, a massive 30-kilometer-long ice formation.
Also in Patagonia, is the city of Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. It’s known as ‘the end of the world’. The city was established as a penal colony in the early 20th century. Now it’s a popular jumping-off location for people wishing to visit Antarctica. Ushuaia is the perfect place to explore the spectacular scenery. The city is surrounded by a unique landscape of mountains, sea, glaciers, and woods! It’s a sight you can’t miss while visiting Argentina.
However, if you truly experience Argentinian culture, then Buenos Aires is the spot. Buenos Aires is one of the most attractive cities in South America. Make sure to walk through La Boca, the most colorful neighborhood in Buenos Aires. You can also go to the Caminito Street Museum, a stunning pedestrian zone and open-air museum.
Digital Nomad Hotspots
Buenos Aires offers a great variety of lively neighborhoods with brightly painted houses, lots of museums, cafés, music, and tango dancers in the streets.
There are many things that make Buenos Aires the perfect destination for digital nomads. Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city and is one of the largest cities in the continent. That means you’ll easily find all the amenities that you need as a digital nomad.
Buenos Aires is also a great hub for traveling to other parts of South America. You can easily find connection flights to Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and other places nearby. You can also take a weekend trip to Uruguay, via a short ferry ride from Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is also surprisingly affordable. Even digital nomads on a budget can still live comfortably. This is pretty rare, given the city’s incredible amenities.
Cost of Living
Argentina is going through a recession and, unfortunately, the Argentine Peso is very unstable. This means product prices can change daily. It’s mostly problematic for locals, whose monthly wage is 20,587ARS (around $250). But for digital nomads used to the living expenses of the US or Europe, they will find that Argentina very affordable.
Since the currency rate changes constantly, you have to keep on top of it to know how many USD you’re actually spending. As of right now, 1 USD = 115 ARS.
You can expect to pay around $250 to $400/month in renting an apartment, depending on the area of the city. A meal at an inexpensive place will cost you around $6.
Public transportation in Buenos Aires consists of of bus and metro. The monthly pass costs only $17, and you can use it on busses and the metro, which take you all over the city.
Digital Nomad Essentials
Internet speed is totally adequate for digital nomads. It is common for Buenos Aires to have a speed of 50Mbps or more. You’ll find the same speed in most medium size cities in the country.
Purchasing a SIM card is extremely easy in Argentina. They cost around 50ARS ($0.50), and there are many stores throughout the country. The most reliable providers are Fibertel and Telecentro. A data plan of 1GB for 7 days will cost you at least 170 ARS ($1.80). Monthly plans cost around 870 ARS ($9.30).
Additionally, you’ll find that many restaurant, bars, and coffee shops offer free Wi-Fi.
There also many coworking spaces all over Buenos Aires. We recommend you check out:
Buenos Aires also has many coffee shops that are perfect for working remotely. We love:
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Visitors from the vast majority of countries do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. But there is also the possibility of extending this visa-on-arrival. This is what most digital nomads are currently using in order to live and work from Argentina.
However, there’s a new option designed specifically for remote workers and digital nomads. In June 2021, the city of Buenos Aires teamed up with Airbnb and other local hotels to create Digital Nomads BA. This was packages designed for remote workers with the goal to make their stay in Argentina easier. The package included transportation, a SIM card, and discounts at local businesses.
With the success of this package, Argentina is looking to release a Digital Nomad Visa. The aim is to attract foreigners who can help the country’s economy by taking advantage of the affordable cost of living and large coworking culture, while experiencing the beauties Argentina has to offer.
Argentina will become the second country in Latin America to introduce a digital nomad visa. The first country was Brazil.
The digital nomad visa for Argentina is not open for applications yet, but it is rumored to come into effect soon. It’s also likely the digital nomad visa for Argentina will be valid for one year, with the possibility to extend it.
No matter which visa you use to travel to Argentina, It’s important to keep in mind the travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Stay up to date with the entry requirements by visiting this website!
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Who Can Apply for the Digital Nomad Visa for Argentina
There is no confirmed details about who can apply for the digital nomad visa for Argentina. However, since the visa is specifically designed for digital nomads and remote workers, it’s likely that in order to apply you’ll be working from home for an internationally-registered employer or be self-employed.
The Director of Inprotour (El Instituto Nacional de Promoción Turística) said: “we are trying to be as flexible as possible with the requirements because we know that we must try to reduce barriers. And we are putting together the entire package of benefits that will include internet connection, and probably discounts on lodging and internal flights.”
How to Apply for the Digital Nomad Visa for Argentina
The steps to apply have not been confirmed yet, since the applications are not open at the moment. We’ll update this page as soon as the next steps are officially confirmed.
Documents required to apply for the digital nomad visa in Argentina
We’re still waiting for the confirmed list of documents needed in to apply for the digital nomad visa for Argentina. It’s likely they will request a minimum income, health insurance, a valid passport, and a clean criminal record.
How much does it cost?
This information is not available yet. We will update this page as soon as we know more!
Timeline for Applying
The exact timeline for the digital nomad visa for Argentina hasn’t been revealed. Applications are not possible yet, so the timeline to apply is unknown. Stay tuned for more updates!