Moving to Argentina


Delivery timescales

Prohibited and restricted items

Every country has its own rules and regulations surrounding prohibited and restricted items. It’s important to be aware of these prior to the move to avoid any delays.

We can provide further information should you require it – please get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise.


The second largest country in South America, Argentina is becoming an increasingly popular destination amongst expats looking to retire in a country offering a peaceful way of life amongst beautiful scenery.

A country built on tradition and culture, Argentina is an ideal destination for those looking to immerse themselves within a rich society. Well known for its longstanding customs such as the Gauchos (Argentinian cowboys) who still play a large role in modern Argentinian society, it is a country that provides an unbeatable experience for expats.

Argentina is split into four main sections; Pampas in the centre of the country, Patagonia in the south, the sub-tropical north and the Andes Mountain range. The capital, Buenos Aries is often likened to other European cities such as Paris because of its impressive historical and culture offering. For expats hoping for good nightlife and entertainment, Buenos Aries has also been voted as having the best nightlife of any South American city with a host of quality restaurants, bars and clubs that are usually open well into the early hours (9am on a Sunday morning!)

The standard of living in Argentina is considerably high with good education and employment opportunities. Healthcare is also of a good standard, especially when compared with that of other South American expat destinations. Basic healthcare is provided by the state and there are also private healthcare options which are low in price compared to many other expat destinations.

Property in Argentina is fairly easy to find whether buying or renting, however if you intend to obtain a long-term rental agreement there are some points you should be aware of. For extended periods of renting, most landlords will require you to have a ‘garantia’- a guarantor who must live and own a business in Argentina. If you are unable to find a garantia then you will be required to pay all rental fees in advance which can work out to be quite expensive. Rental payments are also often only accepted in US Dollars so you may also need to pay additional exchange fees on top of your rent.

Many expats advise renting in Argentina before buying real estate – this gives you time to suss out and find the right area for you to live in. Things to take into account when assessing an area include transport links, local schools, access to amenities and crime rates.

Emigrating to Argentina is a great choice for British expats. If you need any moving help or advice then simply get in touch – it’s what we do! E: enquiries@squab.co.uk T: 0845 4680 160

Don’t forget to take a look at our handy checklist as a guide to help with organising your move. There’s additional space for you to add your own notes, as every move is different.


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