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Can I Retire in Argentina?


Jerry Andrew Nelson


May 18, 2022


08:34 PM

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I’m 66, and in about six years, I can retire in Argentina. But what about those who have retired and are looking for a low cost of living, outstanding food, natural landscape diversity, or value-for-money real estate?

Come on down. I’ve been here ten years, and this article covers most of the questions I’m frequently asked by American friends back ‘home.’

Is it a good idea to retire to Argentina?

Able to boast of stunning natural landscapes, a surprisingly European feel, and a cost of living up to 75% lower than the U.S. — Argentina offers retirement-friendly visa options and is one of the least restrictive countries for foreigners to buy property.

How much money do you need to retire in Argentina?

Argentina has a meager cost of living, and for this reason, it is desirable as an expatriate retirement destination. Prices may vary from location to location, but it is entirely feasible and possible to live comfortably in the country for less than USD 1000 per month.

Can foreigners buy property in Buenos Aires?

As of this writing (May 2022), there currently are no restrictions on foreigners buying or owning property. Buyers must first acquire a CDI tax registration number before completing their purchase. Buyers are also required to have a bank account in the country — if they don't plan on becoming a resident.

Do expats pay taxes in Argentina?

All individuals earning income in Argentina, whether residents or not, are subject to income tax. Residents are taxed on worldwide income, and non-residents are taxed on Argentine-source income.

What is the best place to live in Argentina?

Buenos Aires

The most common and popular place to live in Argentina is its central city: Buenos Aires. It's the best place to live in Argentina for both locals and foreigners alike. Nearly a third of the entire country are residents in or around Buenos Aires!

If you want to be where the action is, this is where you want to be.

Can US citizens live in Argentina?

U.S. and Canadian citizens can stay in Argentina for up to 90 days on a regular tourist visa, which can typically be renewed without difficulty. This makes it easy to sample the Argentinian lifestyle before committing to longer-term residency.

In Conclusion

Whether you move to Argentina for the low cost of living, the outstanding food, the natural diversity, the value-for-money real estate, the European feel of its cities, or an uncontrollable desire to learn to tango, you won’t be disappointed.

Jerry Nelson is an American writer living the expat life in Buenos Aires. Some of the adventures Jerry has enjoyed, he jumped into the ocean from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Aden, cut off a goat's balls as part of a mating ritual in Indonesia, raced a NASCAR around the oval in Charlotte, created a small coin purse out of live Tarantulas in Australia's outback, spent six-weeks with the Sinaloa cartel along the U.S./Mexican border and sailed a 16th century schooner through the sound and into the open ocean.

Never far from his coffee and Marlboros, Jerry is always glad to discuss future working opportunities. Email him at [email protected] and join the quarter-million who follow him on Twitter.

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