The weather in Buenos Aires, capital city of
Argentina, is mild and humid all year round. From March until
November the weather is mostly cool with average temperatures
between 4 and 11 °C.
In September, temperatures range between 11 and 17 °C.
In summer, the weather is hot with an average temperature
of 28 °C. Therefore, wearing light clothes during summer
is recommended, although a coat might be needed.
Buenos Aires’ time zone corresponds to GMT-3 and nowadays
there is no daylight saving time. However, time is modified
in some provinces during winter.
Buenos Aires’ daily routine starts early in the morning
and lasts until late at night.
The local currency is the Peso ($). Paper money comes in
denominations of: $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. As for coins
there are 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents and
1 peso coins.
The American dollar is widely used as international coin.
Money can be changed into dollars at banks and exchange houses
where only the passport is required. In most stores dollars
and credit cards are accepted.
A favourable exchange rate encourages international visitors
Most of Buenos Aires’ banks are located in the area
known as the “city”. This area covers San Martín,
Reconquista, 25 de Mayo, Sarmiento, President Juan Domingo
Perón and Mitre Streets.
Water & Electricity
Drinking tap water is safe. The electrical current has 220
Volts, 50 Cycles of alternating current. The sockets have
two cylindrical or flat holes with earth connection. It is
advisable to travel with an adapter to these sockets in order
to run electric razors, hair dryers or other electric appliances.
Argentina’s official language is Spanish. Something
to note about this language is the use of “vos”
(you) instead of “tú” regarding formal
“Che” is used to address a person, it is a sign
of closeness usually used for catching someone else’s
Just like most of the world’s largest cities, Buenos
Aires is a pretty safe place. However, it is highly recommended
to take some precautions. For example, avoid leaving your
luggage alone or walking along poorly lit areas at night.