Buenos Aires

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
60/264
Details
Large apartment$775.88
Medium apartment$617.00
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$458.11

Cost of Living

7
80/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.70
A Cappuccino$2.60
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$0.48
Inflation [score]0.70
Lunch$9.40
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$17.00
Movie ticket$7.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$52.95

Startups

5
111/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.62
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co30
Meetups [score]0.70
Meetups groups200
Meetups members76969
Number of investors68
Number of startup events in the last 12 months340
Number of upcoming meetup events16
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events19
Startup events36
Startup events [score]0.46
Startups [score]0.76
Total number of startups352

Venture Capital

5
78/226
Details
Funding accelerator namesNxtp.labs, Wayra AR
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.46

Travel Connectivity

4
108/264
Details
Airport hub67
Airport hub [score]0.34
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.37

Commute

5
163/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Argentina/Buenos_Aires
Traffic handling [score]0.49

Business Freedom

4
236/262
Details
Business freedom56.00
Business freedom [score]0.27
Freedom from corruption34.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.22
Lack of labor restrictions43.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.17
Time to open a business25.00
Time to open a business [score]0.72

Safety

6
186/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.31
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year6
Guns per 100 residents10
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.83
Lack of guns [score]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

7
117/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.76
Healthcare quality [score]0.77
Life expectancy (years)76.32
Life expectancy [score]0.58

Education

1
208/238
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test391.41
Country mean scores in PISA reading test395.98
Country mean scores in PISA science test405.63
PISA math ranking (high school)43
PISA ranking44
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.28
PISA reading (high school)40
PISA science (high school)40
Percent of happy students0.71
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.66
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.54
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.51
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

4
189/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.46
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.59
Urban greenery [score]0.49

Economy

3
242/261
Details
Currency for urban areaARS
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.21
GDP per capita$22582.50
GDP per capita [score]0.37

Taxation

2
261/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.24
Profit tax (% of profit)1.06
Time overhead to file company taxes359
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

2
246/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.71
Internet access (download) [score]0.29
Internet access (upload) [score]0.13
Upload speed (Mbps)3.33

Leisure & Culture

8
43/263
Details
Art galleries127
Art galleries [score]0.80
Cinemas103
Cinemas [score]0.73
Comedy clubs81
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues155
Concerts [score]0.81
Historical sites84
Historical sites [score]0.83
Museums108
Museums [score]0.71
Performing art venues150
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues113
Sports [score]0.81
Zoos12
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

6
184/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.74
LGBT Equality Index84.79
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.27

Outdoors

5
144/264
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)22.00
Water access [score]0.91
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Buenos Aires are in the 80th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$545$689
$617
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$33
Monthly public transport$17
Lunch$9
-47%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Buenos Aires are low. For this job type, Buenos Aires ranks 216th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Buenos Aires.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$23,849
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

10.20
Guns per 100 people
6.36
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Buenos Aires in position 232 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Buenos Aires

Population of Buenos Aires

13,076,300
1,497 /km²
91/264
Density (people per unit of area)
6%
Growth in 2015-2020
Buenos Aires

Demographics of Argentina

Median age
32
Elderly people
11%
Life expectancy at birth
77
GDP per capita (in USD)
$22,582
194/261
Unemployment
8%
182/262

Languages

English proficiency score
58
146/227
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Software Engineer
7.33%
Founder
7.04%
Marketing Manager
5.87%
Project Manager
4.40%
Graphic Designer
4.11%
Web Developer
3.23%
Teacher
2.35%
Other
65.69%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

124

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Buenos Aires

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On living in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. The name means fair winds, or literally good air, in Spanish. The official name is Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires/Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, also called Capital Federal/Federal Capital. It is one of the largest cities in Latin America, with many cultural offerings, and is the point of departure for traveling to the rest of the country. Inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called porteños, "people from the port", implying that many of the inhabitants are immigrants in some ways or another. Buenos Aires is a singular, open, and integrating destination that allows the visitor not only to view the city but also to have an exceptional urban adventure.

The city is geographically contained inside the province of Buenos Aires, but it is politically autonomous.

The city extends on a plain covering 19.4 km (12 mi) from north to south and 17.9 km (11 mi) from east to west.

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